President Emmanuel Macron confirms running for a second term in office
Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, confirmed that he will run for a second term in office in the Presidential vote that will be held next month.
On Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that he will run for a second term in the office. The Presidential Election in France will be held during the month of April this year. With this, Macron is bidding to become the first French President in the last 20 years to get reelected. Macron, in the letter, addressed to the French people stated, “I am seeking your trust again. I am a candidate to invent with you, faced with the century’s challenges, a French and European singular response.” This, in a way, was the alarm bell for the commencement of campaigning for the upcoming Presidential election.
Earlier, it was speculated in the media that the 44-year-old politician will likely contest for a second term, however, there was a delay in the announcement because of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis. Macron has been taking a keen interest in resolving the crisis between the two eastern European nations and has even brokered a peace deal between the United States and Russia regarding Ukraine. However, the deal failed as President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin ordered a ‘special military operation’ in neighboring Ukraine.
As per the French news media, the initial first round of the Presidential vote will take place on April 10 and the runoff, if required, will take place on April 24. Few polls have predicted Macron as the winner and he is facing challenges from the far-right Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour and Valerie Pecresse.
Emmanuel Macron, in 2017, became the youngest President of France and if he wins, he will be the first French President to win a second term in the last 20 years.
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