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#FrenchElections2022: Le Pen won the majority in overseas French colonies tt voted for Macron in 2017. Midday #turnout was estimated at 26.41%, almost 2 points less than the noon turnout in the vote 5 years ago. Most youngsters expected to boycott the elections: bad for Macron.
Most French citizens look for what the new President will offer domestically (jobs, health care, retirement, immigration, salaries...). So spare yourself the anti and pro #Russia stupidity and foreign policy narrative when you have no clue about #franceelections criteria.
Although the two candidates, Macron and Le Pen, spoke about #Russia and the #EU during their two and a half hours of debate, MOST French citizens are careless about #Ukraine and the #US-#Russia war when casting their votes.
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Last night‘s much anticipated Big Head to Head debate between presidential hopefuls Macron and Le Pen will likely fail to dramatically affect the outcome of Sunday‘s vote. Le Pen was smoother, calmer, better prepared than 2017. Macron attacked skilfully /1…
49% of those asked in France‘s BFMTV poll thought Macron came out on top. Half of them thought he was the more arrogant of the two. An image he‘s trying to fight in order to woo floating or apathetic voters .. /2
They arguable pose more of a threat to him on Sunday than Marine Le Pen herself. Polls are still tight enough that a victory by outsider Le Pen can’t be ruled out as a possibility. She’s closer to power than she’s ever been in the past .. /3
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The main story of the first round of the #FrenchElections2022 is not at the extremes but at the heart of liberal democracy. And it's not a particularly French story, although there are certain French particularities. A speculative thread. 🧵
1. Far right is not big winner. Le Pen gains 2%, which is minimal, while other far right (Zemmour and Dupont-Aignan), get 5% more than D-A got in 2017.

Zemmour's support is part poor given massive media attention for him as well as his support from within mainstream right.
2. This +7% for the combined far right should be seen in the context of the main story of today, the complete implosion of Les Républicains, the mainstream right, which lost 15% (!) compared to 2017.
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🔺 JUST IN: President Macron will face Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election run-off after coming top in the first round #FrenchElections2022…
The centrist incumbent emerged with a lead of about five percentage points over his populist rival. The run-off in a fortnight’s time, on April 24, will be a rerun of the 2017 presidential election, which was easily won by Macron
But Le Pen, the leader of the right-wing National Rally, remains hopeful that she can cause the greatest upset in recent French political history by taking the Elysée
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