Tag Archives: Emmanuel Macron

Putin Sends Macron “Sincere” Congratulations On Win

The New York Times reports: President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia congratulated Emmanuel Macron on Monday for his re-election as France’s president after defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right candidate many in Russia favored as a potential game-changing option for the Kremlin amid the threat of new sanctions and in the midst of the war in Ukraine. “I sincerely wish …

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Le Pen Concedes, Calls Result “Victory” For Far-Right

The New York Times reports: Ms. Le Pen conceded defeat in her third attempt to become president, but bitterly criticized the “brutal and violent methods” of Mr. Macron. She vowed to fight on to secure a large number of representatives in legislative elections in June, declaring that “French people have this evening shown their desire for a strong counter power …

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Emmanuel Macron Projected To Have Won Reelection

CNN reports: Emmanuel Macron will win France’s presidential election, pollsters project, fending off a historic challenge from right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen during Sunday’s runoff vote. President Macron is expected to take 58.2% of the vote to Le Pen’s 41.8%, according to an analysis of voting data by pollsters Ipsos & Sopra Steria conducted for broadcasters France Televisions and Radio …

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Final Polls: Macron +10 Ahead Of Sunday Runoff

Politico Europe reports: Voters in France return to the polling booths on Sunday in a second-round runoff vote to decide who will be their president for the next five years — the incumbent Emmanuel Macron or his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. All available voting intention polls aggregated in our POLITICO Poll of Polls show Macron winning reelection with 55 …

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Macron Warns Marine Le Pen That Her Proposed Ban On Muslim Head Scarves In Public Would Spark “Civil War”

The Associated Press reports: French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that challenger Marine Le Pen’s proposed measure to ban Muslim headscarves in French public spaces would create “civil war” if implemented. In a televised debate Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s presidential election, the far-right presidential candidate said she is fighting radical Islam not Muslims: “I am not carrying out a war …

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Macron And Le Pen Advance To Runoff For Presidency

The New York Times reports: President Emmanuel Macron will face Marine Le Pen, the French far-right leader, in the runoff of France’s presidential elections, according to projections based on preliminary ballot counts published by French polling agencies on Sunday at the close of voting. The projections, which may still shift but are generally a good indicator of the outcome, showed …

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Macron Lashes Out At Polish PM Over Putin Criticism

The BBC reports: French President Emmanuel Macron has called Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki “a far-right anti-Semite who bans LGBT people”, after being criticised for his talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Mr Morawiecki compared Mr Macron’s efforts to negotiating with Hitler. The French president has held regular conversations with Mr Putin since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine. On Friday, …

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French Extremist Marine Le Pen Has Shot At Presidency

The Washington Post reports: Leading candidates for the French presidency staged their final campaign rallies on Thursday, three days before a vote that appears increasingly likely to result in a tight runoff between President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Macron is still leading in polls of voter intent, but the gap between him and Le Pen has …

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Macron Refused COVID Test Before Meeting With Putin Because France Didn’t Want Kremlin To Have His DNA

Reuters reports: Observers were struck by images of Macron and Putin sitting at opposite ends of 4-metre-long (13 ft) table to discuss the Ukraine crisis on Monday, with some diplomats and others suggesting Putin might be wanting to send a diplomatic message. But two sources, who have knowledge of the French president’s health protocol, told Reuters Macron had been given …

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Macron Visits Moscow In Bid To Avert Ukraine Invasion

Reuters reports: French President Emmanuel Macron flies to Moscow on Monday in bid to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to dial down tensions with Ukraine, where Western powers fear the Kremlin plans an invasion. Moscow gave the visit a guarded welcome, saying it would listen to Macron’s ideas, but played down expectations of a breakthrough. Russia has deployed more than …

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New French Law Bans Unvaxxed From All Public Venues

USA Today reports: France passed a law Sunday that will exclude unvaccinated people from all restaurants, sports arenas, and other venues, one of the strictest measures taken by a country to stop the spread of COVID-19. French President Emmanuel Macron had hoped to push the bill through faster, but it was slightly delayed by resistance from lawmakers both on the …

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French President Wants To “Piss Off” The Unvaccinated

Reuters reports: The government on Wednesday defended President Emmanuel Macron’s use of a coarse insult in a stepped-up campaign against France’s unvaccinated, after the phrase drew condemnation from the opposition and mixed reactions from voters. Parliament suspended debate on a COVID-19 bill as opposition lawmakers demanded explanations from Macron, who earlier said he wanted to “piss off” unvaccinated people by …

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Macron: I Know Aussie PM Lied To Me About Sub Deal

The BBC reports: French President Emmanuel Macron has said Australia’s PM Scott Morrison lied to him about a scrapped submarine deal. Asked whether he thinks Mr Morrison was untruthful, the president replied: “I don’t think, I know.” Mr Macron was furious after Australia cancelled a $37bn (£27bn) deal to build 12 submarines, and instead negotiated a new defence pact with …

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French President To Push For Global Death Penalty Ban

Politico Europe reports: France is to use its upcoming presidency of the Council of the EU to launch a global campaign to abolish the death penalty, President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday. In a speech commemorating the 40th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in France, Macron said Paris would host a summit in 2022 to press for an …

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“France’s Tucker Carlson” Second In Presidential Poll

Agence France-Presse reports: A poll in France suggested on Wednesday for the first time that far-right pundit Eric Zemmour would qualify for the second round of next year’s presidential election and eclipse traditional far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Some 17-18 percent of voters told Harris Interactive polling they would vote for Zemmour in the first round, compared with 15-16 percent …

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French Parliament Approves Domestic Vaccine Passport

The Associated Press reports: France’s parliament approved a law early Monday requiring special virus passes for all restaurants and domestic travel and mandating vaccinations for all health workers. Both measures have prompted protests and political tensions. President Emmanuel Macron and his government say they are needed to protect vulnerable populations and hospitals as infections rebound and to avoid new lockdowns. …

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French Extremist Gets Four Months For Slapping Macron

ABC News reports: A 28-year-old Frenchman who described himself as a right-wing or extreme-right “patriot” was sentenced to four months in prison Thursday for slapping President Emmanuel Macron in the face. Damien Tarel was also banned from ever holding public office in France and from owning weapons for five years over the swipe Tuesday, which caught Macron’s left cheek with …

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Extremist Who Slapped Macron Is Already On Trial

The Guardian reports: A medieval martial arts enthusiast who slapped the French president, Emmanuel Macron, across the face will appear before a judge in a fast-track trial on Thursday. Damien Tarel had acknowledged striking Macron while the president was on a visit to a professional training college, but told investigators it was not premeditated, the prosecutor Alex Perrin said in …

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Man Shouting Royalist Slogan Slaps French President

The BBC reports: French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped in the face on an official visit to the south-east of France. In a video circulating on social media, Mr Macron is seen walking up to a barrier on a trip to Tain-l’Hermitage outside the city of Valence. A man in a green T-shirt slaps Mr Macron in the face …

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France Enters National Lockdown, Closes Schools Again

The BBC reports: French schools will close for at least three weeks as part of new national restrictions to fight rising Covid cases, President Emmanuel Macron says. Mr Macron said that schools would move to remote learning from next week. Lockdown measures, introduced in some areas of France earlier this month, are also being extended to other districts. All non-essential …

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