Voting for the French presidential election continues, with low voter turnout
Voting for the first round of the French presidential election is underway. Voting ends Sunday at 7 a.m. local time. According to the BBC, the turnout has been very low so far.
12 people are fighting as presidential candidates in this election. Among them are four women and eight men. Makho’s fiercest opponent is considered to be the far-right Marine Lom Penn. The support gap between them has narrowed in recent times. The top two candidates in the first round of elections will take part in the run-off vote. There will be a final winner. That vote will be on April 24.
If elected, the current president of France, Emmanuel Macho, will be the only French president in 20 years to hold office for two consecutive terms.
Emanuel Makhon, who was elected president without the support of any major party in the 2018 elections, is hoping to win this election again. His party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about a third of the seats. Macho, a former banker, was finance minister in the government of former French Socialist President Franোয়াois Hollande. According to the British daily Guardian, voters feel that Emmanuel Makho is leaning towards the center-right.
Less than a year before being elected France’s youngest president in 2016, Makho launched a political movement called La Repubblica en Marche to challenge existing political parties. He then dominated French politics for five years. However, 44-year-old Makhon is facing a tough challenge this time, said Marine Lon Pen.
Makho’s main rival, the right-wing candidate Marine Lumpen, has a long history of political experience. He is now a candidate for the National Rally (formerly the National Front). This is the third time the president is contesting the election. Marine Long Penn has a chance to win this time. Many say the 53-year-old Penn’s political career ends here if he doesn’t win this time.
In this election in France, the leftist candidate Jean-Luc Meleshan. After Makhon and Marine Long Penn, he’s in a fight. He is a candidate for the France Unbound team. Earlier, he was a member of the Socialist Party of France. However, since leaving the party, the Left has sided with various parties. He was also a candidate in the last two elections. He got more than 10 percent votes every time. Meleshan received more votes than the opposition Socialist Party candidate in the 2016 presidential election.