French President Emmanuel Macron, winner of the second round of the 2022 presidential election, admitted on Sunday that it was necessary to “refound” his method in the face of the many French people who voted for him only to block the far right. He assured that their vote obliged him to be “custodian of their sense of duty”.
French head of state Emmanuel Macron was re-elected on Sunday evening for a second term at the head of the French Republic with nearly 60% of the vote against his far-right competitor, Marine Le Pen.
48.8 million French voters were expected to choose between centrist Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. This second round was not won for the president who saw on this occasion a large number of votes for his competitor, as well as a significant abstention from French people who did not want to vote for either one or the ‘other.
Aware of this fragmented landscape and this country “steeped in so many doubts, so many divisions”, Emmanuel Macron gave a unifying speech in front of his supporters who came to congratulate him under the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
“I know that many of our compatriots voted for me today, not to support the ideas that I hold but to block those of the extreme right,” declared the president. “This vote binds me for the years to come, I am the guardian of their sense of duty,” he added.
He also sent a message to the French people who voted for the extreme right. He felt that it was “anger and disagreements” that led to voting for the far right and that he “needs to find an answer” too.
Arrived on the Champ de Mars surrounded by children and his wife, Brigitte Macron, with Beethoven’s 9th symphony, the European anthem, in the background music, Emmanuel Macron wanted to show that he was with family, alongside generations. rising.
He declared that from now on, he was “no longer the candidate of one camp but the president of all”, asking his voters not to whistle Marine Le Pen. “No, don’t whistle anyone. From the beginning I asked you never to whistle. Because from now on I am no longer the candidate of one camp but the president of all”, he declared.
The Head of State called on the French to be “benevolent and respectful” promising to work to listen to the expectations of citizens who were not in favor of his re-election.
He promised them a “refounded method” to govern France, assuring that “no one will be left by the wayside”. “This new era will not be the continuity of the five-year term which is ending,” he declared.