Justin Trudeau has backed the candidacy of retiring French President Emmanuel Macron over his national rally (RN) rival Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s French presidential election.
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“[…] If we can continue to work with Emmanuel in the years to come, I think it’s a good thing for Canada and the world, “said Trudeau at a press conference at the end of the day. – Thursday afternoon.
The Prime Minister of Canada emphasized the “honor and joy” of working with the French President, especially on issues such as climate change, “collective” economic growth, international issues and the preservation of democracy.
The French chose “Sunday, which will have a profound effect on their lives and the course of France,” Mr Trudeau added.
Emmanuel Macron, who still has the upper hand in voting intentions, is a tougher opponent in the Marine Le Pen than in 2017.
After a big televised debate on Wednesday, Mr Macron consolidated his lead and now has 15 points more than Ms Le Pen. A poll conducted by France Info gives 57.5% of voting intentions to the outgoing president, while 42.5% to the RN chief.
Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Macron have worked exclusively together since Russia invaded Ukraine, which united the Alliance of Western Nations.