May 18, 2022

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Presidential: Second Round Day for French Diaspora | French presidency 2022

Presidential: Second Round Day for French Diaspora |  French presidency 2022

On the contrary In the first round, two weeks agoVoting will be smooth on Saturday, with endless lines forming in front of polling stations at the Palais des Congress in Montreal. The French were too many on Saturday morning to attend the election, but traffic was light at dinner.

The organizers revised their strategy: Today at the Palais des Congress de Montreal there were twice as many volunteers as on April 10, despite the number of polling stations being 39.

In Ottawa and the Gatino area, French nationals voted in Lysie Cladell, the federal capital.

In both Ottawa and Montreal, polling stations will close at 7 p.m.

In order to vote, French nationals outside the country must be registered for consular elections. All registered persons received summons by e-mail or by post indicating the location of the polling station.

A large number of people turned out for dinner at the beginning of the day at the Palais des Congress to vote in the second round of the French presidential election.

Photo: afp / ALEXIS AUBIN by Getty Images

In the first round, only 35.12% of overseas registered voters cast ballots, or 504,291 out of the 1.4 million who appear on the consular election list. Emmanuel Macron received 45.09% of the French expat vote, followed by Jean-Luc Melenchon with 21.92%. The candidate for the National Rally, Marine Le Pen, was ranked fifth abroad, after Eric Zemmoor (Reconquest) and Yannick Jadot (Europe Ecology – The Greens).

Who presides over the Fifth Republic?

The 2017 dual fight is repeated: Emmanuel Macron (La Republic en Marche) is again measured with the National Rally candidate (known as the National Front until 2018) Marine Le Pen.

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If he wins, Emmanuel Macron will become the first president to be re-elected for a second term in 2002 after Jacques Chirac. As for Marine Lee Penn, she will be the first woman to come to power and the first right-wing leader. In France.

As we have seen before we can no longer see the opposition between the right-wing party and the left-wing party, but between one party [centriste] And the party that represents the margins of the majority of voters. So, we wonder what is going on today.

A quote from Arthur Silva, Adviser to French Nationals Abroad at the French Consulate in Quebec

The main themes of the campaign listed in the Elabe poll, published in early April, are purchasing power, health, security, pensions, immigration and the environment.

The latest opinion polls predict that 2017 will give victory to the outgoing president to repeat the duel. However, the two camps fear they will weaken their voters in the middle of the school holidays.

The results of the presidential election will be known at 8 pm on Sunday (EDT at 2 pm local time in France).

According to Vincent Taurine, a radio-Canadian collaborator in France, the chips will go down if we rely on the latest polls. Emmanuel Macron received an average of 55% of the vote, while Marine Le Pen received an average of 45%.

The gap at the end of the first lap was small, but it increased as the days went by.

Why? Quite simply because Emmanuel Macron really got into the campaign after the first round. Entered the field and made speeches outside. Marine Le Pen continued her campaign, but she had lost her momentum since she had already started.