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French election: an unsustainable wait

After an unprecedented campaign, marked by the scandal of affairs, the internal division between the two principal parties (Les Républicains and the Parti socialiste) and the emergence of new political movements, French people have chosen two finalists for the presidential race! The results of the first round, on April 23rd, gave 24.01% of votes to Emmanuel Macron (from the “En Marche !” movement) and 21,3% of votes for Marine Le Pen (from the National Front party), confirming the previous polls.

The far right shadow hangs out again, as in the presidential election of 2002 .

But 15 years later, the context has changed and the country has to face new challenges (terrorist threat, migrants influx, increasing inequalities, European crisis…) and tensions are strong. Even if a large part of voters seems to have the determination to vote against the National Front, in the name of the “republican front”, many others could abstain or cast a blank vote for the second round, on May 7th.

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  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), CagleCartoons.com
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), CagleCartoons.com
    "Establishment français"
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    "We won, we won, we won..." "Who are they? The FN team or the Macron team?" "No, the polling organization"
  • Paresh (Inde / India), CagleCartoons.com
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Paresh (Inde / India), CagleCartoons.com
    "Deuxième tour de l'élection présidentielle française" Macron: "Ouverture, optimisme, mondialisme" Le Pen: "Sectarisme, haine, nationalisme"
  • Jiho (France), Marianne
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Jiho (France), Marianne
    "Macron: bank candidate" "Le Pen: Russian bank candidate"
  • António Jorge Gonçalves (Portugal), Público
    French election: an unsustainable wait - António Jorge Gonçalves (Portugal), Público
  • Pismestrovic (Autriche / Austria), CagleCartoons.com
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Pismestrovic (Autriche / Austria), CagleCartoons.com
    "Élection présidentielle française"
  • Marec (Belgique / Belgium), Het Nieuwsblad
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Marec (Belgique / Belgium), Het Nieuwsblad
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
    Hollande and Le Pen to Macron: "Not so fast!"
  • Caro (Suisse / Switzerland), Vigousse
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Caro (Suisse / Switzerland), Vigousse
    "Macron is taking himself for a king!" Macron with his wife Brigitte Macron: "I have already my Queen Mother!"
  • Hall (États-Unis / USA)
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Hall (États-Unis / USA)
    "Le cochon / Le Pen"
  • Kap (Espagne / Spain), La Vanguardia
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Kap (Espagne / Spain), La Vanguardia
  • Pov (Madagascar), L’Express Maurice
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Pov (Madagascar), L’Express Maurice
    "Before the first round: The far right build walls, barriers..." "After the first round: We have to stand in the way of the far right!"
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif/L’Express
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif/L’Express
    Marianne: "I don't know when will this finally stop, but the worst thing... is that I am getting used to..." *FN: Front National (the far right party of Marine Le Pen)
  • Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico), Cartoon Movement
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico), Cartoon Movement
    "French presidential election 2017"
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), CagleCartoons.com
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
  • Paresh (Inde / India), CagleCartoons.com
  • Jiho (France), Marianne
  • António Jorge Gonçalves (Portugal), Público
  • Pismestrovic (Autriche / Austria), CagleCartoons.com
  • Marec (Belgique / Belgium), Het Nieuwsblad
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
  • Caro (Suisse / Switzerland), Vigousse
  • Hall (États-Unis / USA)
  • Kap (Espagne / Spain), La Vanguardia
  • Pov (Madagascar), L’Express Maurice
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif/L’Express
  • Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico), Cartoon Movement