[EN DIRECT] First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

The results are in: just like in 2017, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face each other in the second round of the presidential election in France.

Here are the latest developments

4:27 p.m. | French presidential election: the disappointed ambitions of ecology

The environmental candidate for the French presidential election had the ambition to become the leading force on the left. But Yannick Jadot obtained only 4 to 5% according to the latest estimates, after a campaign which largely overshadowed the question of global warming.

3:59 p.m. | “Nothing is decided” in the French presidential election, a “decisive moment for France and for Europe”, declares Emmanuel Macron


[EN DIRECT]    First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

“Nothing is played” for the second round of the French presidential election on April 24 launched Sunday at the end of the first round the outgoing President Emmanuel Macron, who came first ahead of the far-right leader Marine Le Pen.


[EN DIRECT]    First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

“The debate that we will have for 15 days will be decisive for our country and for Europe”, he launched in front of his supporters, welcoming the “clarity with regard to the far right” of several eliminated candidates who called to vote for him, and said they were ready to “invent something new” to bring them together.

3:13 p.m. | Far-right candidate Zemmour calls for voting for Le Pen

Far-right candidate Éric Zemmour, who won around 7% of the vote in the first round of the French presidential election, called on his voters on Sunday evening to vote for his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in the second round against the incumbent president. Emanuel Macron.


[EN DIRECT]    First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

“I have many disagreements with Marine Le Pen. But there is a man facing her who has brought in two million immigrants, who have never mentioned the theme of identity, I will not be the wrong opponent, ”said Mr. Zemmour in front of his supporters. , calling on them to “vote for Marine Le Pen”.

2:52 p.m. | Le Pen calls for “gathering” around a “great national and popular project”


[EN DIRECT]    First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

The far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, qualified for the second round of the French presidential election behind Emmanuel Macron, called on the French on Sunday to “gather” around a “great national and popular project” and to “implement the great alternation.


[EN DIRECT]    First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

“What will be played out on April 24 will be a choice of society and civilization”, launched Ms. Le Pen, promising in particular to “restore the sovereignty of France”, to establish a citizens’ initiative referendum and to reduce the “social fracture”, in his first speech after the announcement of the results.

2:48 p.m. | Jean-Luc Mélenchon: “We must not give voice to Marine Le Pen.”


[EN DIRECT]    First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

2:39 p.m. | Right, environmentalist, communist and socialist call to vote Macron against Le Pen

The environmentalist, communist and socialist candidates in the first round of the presidential election in France on Sunday called for Emmanuel Macron to be voted in the second round, to block Marine Le Pen (extreme right), the right-wing candidate indicating that she would do so as staff.

These four candidates represent an estimated fifteen percent of the votes in the first round. Mr. Macron, outgoing president, came first in the first round according to the first estimates, ahead of Ms. Le Pen by a few points, whom he will face on April 24.

2:33 p.m. | The traditional parties of left and right rolled after the first round


[EN DIRECT]    First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

The traditional parties of right and left had already been in agony for years in France, the first round of the presidential election on Sunday drove a new nail in their coffin.

2 p.m. | Macron and Le Pen advance to second round


[EN DIRECT]    First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

Emmanuel Macron arrived Sunday at the head of the first round of the French presidential election according to the first estimates, ahead of a few points the leader of the far right Marine Le Pen whom he will face on April 24 in a duel which promises to be tight. .

11:02 am | French presidential: 65% turnout at 3:00 p.m. GMT, down from 2017


[EN DIRECT]    First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

Participation in the first round of the presidential election in France on Sunday stood at 65% at 3:00 p.m. GMT, down 4.4 points compared to the 2017 election (69.42%), according to figures from the Ministry of l ‘Interior.


[EN DIRECT]    First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

However, this turnout is 6.5 points higher than in 2002 (58.45%), a record year for abstention in the first round of the presidential election.

9:20 am | 25.48% participation at midday, three points less than in 2017

Participation in the first round of the French presidential election was 25.48% at midday on Sunday, three points less than in 2017 (28.54%), according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior.


[EN DIRECT]    First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

Turnout at 10:00 GMT was however four points higher than on 21 April 2002 (21.39%), a record year for abstention in a first round of presidential elections.

8:03 am | Emmanuel Macron, a president extolled or hated


[EN DIRECT]    First round of the French presidential election: follow the developments

Extolled or hated, Emmanuel Macron, president both seductive and brittle, even brutal, has gone through a tumultuous five-year term with a consummate art of adaptation and by practicing a solitary and vertical exercise of power.

8:02 | Marine Le Pen, the extreme right trivialized and closer than ever to the coronation

She is on the verge of taking her revenge, largely beaten in 2017 by Emmanuel Macron, who crushed her during a debate between two rounds: Marine Le Pen, who succeeded in trivializing the far right, could become the first French president on April 24.

5:02 | Presidential in France: the hour of choice has come for a first round full of uncertainty

The French began voting on Sunday for the first round of a presidential election disrupted by the war in Ukraine and full of uncertainty, with the prospect of a duel between the incumbent head of state Emmanuel Macron and his rival of far-right Marine Le Pen, who has never seemed so close to victory.

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