News · April 11, 2022

Elections France: The main defeated candidates, except Zemmour, ask to stop Le Pen in the second round

The passage to the second round of the far-right candidate for the French presidential elections, Marine Le Pen, has been received this Sunday with a general call from the defeated candidates to stop their candidacy in favor of the current head of state, Emmanuel Macron.

“You must not give Le Pen a single vote,” said the leftist leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who came in third position with 22%, behind Macron (27.8%) and Le Pen (23 ,two %).

The conservative Valérie Pécresse has expressed herself along the same lines, tied with the ecologist Yannick Jadot with 4.6%. “I will vote for Macron to prevent Le Pen from coming to power and the resulting chaos,” she said. “I am not the owner of the votes received, but I ask my constituents who have honored me with their trust to weigh in the coming days the potentially disastrous consequences for our country and future generations of any decision different from mine,” she added. .

For his part, the center-right candidate, Jean Lassalle, with 3.1% support from voters, has not given his supporters instructions for the second round.

Historical setback for the socialist Anne Hidalgo

The socialist Anne Hidalgo has received barely 1.7% support, which is a historic setback for her party, as she herself has admitted and has also requested support for Macron.

These results and the high abstention, in her opinion, show a divided France and with the extreme right at the gates of power: “I ask you to vote against Le Pen’s extreme right,” said the Parisian mayor, of Spanish origin.

This need for unity against the representative of the National Association was shared by the environmentalist Jadot and by the communist Fabien Roussel (2.3%).

Support for Le Pen

The only one who has spoken out clearly in favor of Le Pen has been the extreme right-winger Éric Zemmour, who according to the first estimates of the Ifop institute has collected 7.07% of the votes in this first round.

“There is a man in front of her who has allowed two million immigrants to enter, who has not said a single word about security and immigration in the campaign. I will not make the wrong adversary,” he concluded before his militancy. He has also announced his support for Le Pen the sovereignist Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (2.06%).