Election runoff an image of a polarised France, analysts say

Aljazeera says election runoff an image of a polarised France, analysts say. It was an outcome predicted by many, and a repeat of the same vote five years ago

Election runoff an image of a polarised France, analysts say

Aljazeera says It was an outcome predicted by many, and a repeat of the same vote five years ago.

Incumbent President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday came out on top in the first round of the French presidential election, securing their places in the runoff that will be held in two weeks.

This time, Macron gained 27.6 percent of the vote, compared with 24 percent in the 2017 first round, and Le Pen slightly improved on her previous gain to claim 23.4 percent of the vote.

Far-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon just missed the cut-off for the second round, gathering 21.9 percent.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/11/election-runoff-is-image-of-a-polarised-france-analysts-say

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