Will it be Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen who is going to be the next French President? These two presidential candidates will have a run-off election this coming May 7, 2017.
Almost 96% of the votes cast last Sunday were already counted and it is very clear that Emmanuel Macron has garnered almost 23.9% of the total votes cast, while Marine Le Pen has garnered a total of 21.4% of the casted votes.
That’s the precise reason why there will be run-off election this coming May 7, 2017 in order to decide which between these two candidates will be the next President of France.
Emmanuel Macron And Marine Le Pen A Study In Contrast
Whoever between these two candidates who will come out as the real winner will for sure have lasting impact on the political landscape of France, of Europe, the European Union and the world in general.
France together with Germany are the two strongest members and supporters of the European Union or the EU in mainland Europe. The continuing membership or non-membership of France in the European Union will have a deep and wide impact on the survival of the European Union as an organization.
Emmanuel Macron is said to be a centrist politician. Being a centrist politician, he is said to be pro-European and is in favor of the total deregulation or liberalization of the whole French economy. He is also a believer and proponent for a multi-billion dollar public investment program.
On the other hand, the candidate and politician Marine Le Pen is said to be far-right in orientation. She calls for the shake-up and review of France relationship with the European Union or EU, she also believes in anti-immigrant policy by decreasing the number of immigrant. She is in favor of the closure of the so-called extremist mosques.
In terms of profession, Emmanuel Macron is a banker. While on the other hand Marine Le Pen is a lawyer.
There is a saying that during the first round of voting, the French voters uses its emotion, while during the second voting, the French voters uses its head.
May 7, 2017 Run-off Election
For sure the presidential election on May 7, 2017 will be a neck and neck fight between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. This will not only be a clash of the personality between these two politicians but so many things are at stake here.
But this will also be a battle between two opposing political beliefs and principles: Centrist and the Far-Right politics.
Both political parties where Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen belongs to will do its best to mobilize all of its forces, supporters and resources in order to win the May 7, 2017 presidential election.
It is also certain that from the looks of it and that from all indications, the coming political fight between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will be a very closely contested fight indeed.
Let us wait and see for the moment whose going to appear to be the ultimate winner: Macron or Le Pen?
May the best man or woman win!
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