French President Emmanuel Macron Wins Re-Election

Headline Roundup April 24th, 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday was re-elected for a second term, beating out national populist candidate Marine Le Pen.

Macron, who received an estimated 58% of the votes, became the first French president to secure a second term in office since 2002. Vowing to be a "president for everyone," Macron said he would try to unify a divided France during his victory speech in front of the Eiffel Tower. Le Pen, whose popularity has steadily increased over the years, conceded defeat but called the election results "a shining victory in itself."

Time Magazine and other left-rated outlets were more likely to emphasize how Macron survived a "far-right challenge" from Le Pen that "risked shattering the Western alliance against Russia" and "jeopardizing the very survival of the European Union." Breitbart and other right-rated outlets were more likely to accentuate Macron's "big drop in support" and how the mainstream media has "widely vilified" Le Pen as a "far-right" stooge of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. The Wall Street Journal (Center bias) described France as a "deeply divided" nation and highlighted voices who said Macron needs to "lead a policy of social reconciliation." 

From the Center
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French President Emmanuel Macron was re-elected Sunday, according to projections based on early ballot counts, overcoming deep divisions among voters worried about inflation and the impact of immigration on France’s national identity.

Mr. Macron garnered 58.2% of the estimated vote Sunday, while far-right leader Marine Le Pen won 41.8%, according to a projection from polling firm Ipsos.

Mr. Macron, 44 years old, becomes the first French president to secure a second term in office since 2002, when then-President Jacques Chirac beat Ms. Le Pen’s father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, in a 64-point landslide....

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From the Right
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Election projections indicate that Emmanuel Macron has won the second round of the French presidential elections, despite a big drop in support.

Polling stations closed in France at 7 p.m. local time, and early projections indicate the globalist leader has taken a little over 57 per cent of the vote, compared to a little under 43 per cent for national populist challenger Marine Le Pen.

Macron, who has enjoyed an unusual transition from Rothschild & Cie Banque financier to economy minister for Socialist Party president François Hollande to successful presidential candidate, now looks...

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One could almost hear the sighs of relief, from Paris to Brussels, and all the way to Washington, as French leader Emmanuel Macron clinched another five-year term in the Elysée Palace. Though polls narrowed during some points leading up to Sunday’s runoff, Macron eventually beat out far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in the presidential elections—a contest that risked shattering the Western alliance against Russia, and jeopardizing the very survival of the European Union.

Macron’s victory over Le Pen, with 58.2% of the vote to her 41.8%, according to estimated results released at 8 p.m. local time...

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