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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
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Kroll (Belgique / Belgium), Le Soir
  • Paresh (Inde / India), CagleCartoons.com
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Paresh (Inde / India), CagleCartoons.com
  • Jiho (France), Marianne
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Jiho (France), Marianne
  • 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
  • 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
  • Caro (Suisse / Switzerland), Vigousse
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Caro (Suisse / Switzerland), Vigousse
  • Hall (États-Unis / USA)
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Hall (États-Unis / USA)
  • 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
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif/L’Express
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), Le Vif/L’Express
  • Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico), Cartoon Movement
    French election: an unsustainable wait - Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico), Cartoon Movement
  • 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