France: the results of the first round of the 2022 presidential election

As in 2017, the second round of this year’s presidential election in France will be played between Emmanuel Macron, outgoing president and Marine Le Pen, far-right candidate. Yesterday, Sunday April 10, 2022, the day of the first round of the presidential election in France, French voters chose to confront Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. “The two qualified are Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, but Jean-Luc Mélenchon is very close, and the gap has narrowed,” explained Brice Teinturier, director of Ipsos-Sopra Steria.

The first figure that falls is that of the abstention rate which reached 26%, whereas in 2017, during the first round of the election, this same rate did not exceed 22.2%, a difference of 3.8%. .

According to the site of “France Tv Info”, the results of this first round give Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen in the lead. The outgoing president obtained 27.6% of the vote, according to the Ipsos-Sopra Steria estimate, while in 2017, the latter had finished the first round with 24%. The Rassemblement National candidate, in the running for the third time, obtained 23% of the vote, again according to the Ipsos-Sopra Steria estimate for France Télévisions, Radio France, France 24/RFI/MCD, Public Sénat/LCP National Assembly and Le Parisian. A score up from 2017, when Marine Le Pen won 21.3% of the vote.

Mélenchon stands out and Zemmour falters in the first round

Still according to the results of this first round published on the site “France Tv Info”, the third man of this first round is the leader of the party “La France insoumise”, Jean-Luc Mélenchon obtains 22.2% of the votes of French voters. The latter achieved a better score than in 2017, when the candidate had obtained 19.58%.

Disappointment for far-right candidate Eric Zemmour. Indeed, given a favorite at one point in the campaign to pass the first round of the presidential election in France, the candidate of the Reconquest party obtained only 7.2% of the vote.

As for the rest of the candidates, Valérie Pécresse, right-wing candidate for Les Républicains (LR), did not reach 5% and ended up with a score of 4.8% of the French electoral votes. Followed by Yannick Jadot, environmental candidate EELV, who obtained 4.7% of the vote.

Jean Lassalle obtains 3.1% of the vote followed by Fabien Roussel with 2.3% and Nicolas Dupont Aignan with 2.1%. The socialist party whose candidate was Anne Hidalgo obtains a catastrophic result with only 1.7% of the French vote. The two candidates Philippe Poutou and Nathalie Artaud obtain respectively 0.7 and 0.6% of the votes.

6 candidates support Macron for the second round

As usual in France, the candidates eliminated in the first round of the Presidential call on their voters to vote for one of the two candidates selected for the second round. For this French presidential election 2022, Macron and Le Pen will compete as in 2017 for a 5-year term at the head of the Elysée.

6 candidates called on their voters to vote Emmanuel Macron in the second round, in order to block the way to the far-right candidate. Indeed Jean Luc Mélenchon, third man in this first round, but also Valérie Pécresse, Yannick Jadot, Fabien Roussel, Anne Hidalgo and Philippe Poutou, all called for a vote in favor of the candidate of “La République en Marche”.

2 candidates have called to give their votes to Marine Le Pen, they are the polemicist Eric Zemmour and Nicolas Dupont Aignan.

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