According to foreign media reports on December 5th, Valérie Pécresse, a senior politician of the French right-wing Republican Party and chairman of the Paris Region Council, won the nomination of the French Republican presidential candidate on December 4, local time. Pecres will represent the Republican Party in the French presidential elections in 2022.
Pequeres, a senior politician of the Republican Party
The French Republican Party held the second round of voting in the party’s presidential primaries on the 4th. Pequeres won the party’s presidential primaries with 60.95% of the votes. In the Republican Party’s primary election, Pecres’s competitors were four male candidates in the party. She defeated her competitor, Eric Jyoti, a member of the National Assembly of the Alpes-Maritimes in southeastern France on the 4th. (Eric Ciotti, he got 39.05% of the votes). In the first round of voting in the primary election held earlier this week, Pekeres and Jyoti ranked the top two in the vote, entering the second round of voting. The other two candidates who participated in the first round of voting were eliminated because of their lagging votes.
Pecres, 54 years old, taught at the School of Political Sciences in Paris. After entering politics, he served as an adviser to former French President Jacques René Chirac and was elected member of parliament in 2002. In 2007, she entered the cabinet of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and served successively as French government spokesperson and budget minister. In the case of the Republican Party losing two consecutive general elections, Pecres performed well in the local elections and was elected chairman of the Paris Region Council twice in 2015 and 2021. Pecres’ political propositions include strengthening internal security in France and controlling immigrants. French media commented that Pekeres would pose a challenge to Macron’s seeking re-election. Pecres, as a traditional right wing, has absorbed some extreme right wing views such as anti-immigration. The far-right politician Marine Le Pen expressed regret for Republican voters, saying that Pecres’s platform is the closest to Macron, almost a replica of Macron.
As of now, except for the current French President Emmanuel Macron (Emmanuel Macron) has not announced whether he will participate in the presidential election and seek re-election, all major French parties have nominated candidates. Among the other two female candidates that have attracted much attention are the candidate of the French left-wing socialist party, the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo (Anne Hidalgo), and the far-right party “National League” candidate Marina Le Pen. In addition, the far-right politician, writer and journalist Eric Zemmour announced his participation in the presidential election on November 30. His popularity has soared recently and he is one of the most popular candidates for the presidential election.
The French Socialist Party nominated Hidalgo as the party’s candidate for the presidential election on October 14. Hidalgo won 72% of the votes in the party. Hidalgo is 62 years old and has been mayor of Paris since 2014. French media previously reported that Hidalgo had performed poorly during the presidential election campaign. Polls in October showed that her approval rate was hovering at a low level of 4% to 7%.
Marina Le Pen is the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen (Jean-Marie Le Pen), the former chairman of the French far-right party “National Front”. Under the influence of her father, Marina joined the “National Front” at the age of 18. In 2011, after serving as the right and left hand of her father for more than ten years, Marina officially took over the banner of the National Front as her family from her 82-year-old father and was elected as the second chairman of the “National Front”. Le Pen advocated strengthening military forces in the police, gendarmerie and customs. At the same time, she believes that Islamic organizations should be banned, mosques affected by extremist ideas should be closed, and foreigners who spread anti-law ideas in France and illegal immigrants who have nothing to do in France should be expelled. In terms of European integration, Marina advocates withdrawing from the Eurozone and establishing trade protection measures.
Le Pen, candidate of the far-right party “National League”
As a journalist and political commentator, Zemur’s popularity has skyrocketed recently. As a reporter, Zemur is good at using the media to promote his far-right political views. He has been convicted many times for making extreme statements such as racism. Zemur has extreme views on social issues such as immigration. He emphasizes nationalism and caters to French society’s calls for change. He is called the “French version of Trump.”
According to French polls, Macron’s main competitors are far-right Marina Le Pen and Eric Zemur. The latest poll results show that Macron ranks first with a support rate of 24%, followed by Le Pen with a support rate of 20%, Zemur’s support rate is 13%, and Pequeres’ support rate is 13%. 11%, and the support rate of the far-left politician Mei Langxiong is 10%. French media said that for Macron, who is visiting the Gulf countries, it is only a matter of time when he will announce his re-election.
France will hold a presidential election in April 2022. The election will adopt a two-round majority voting system. In the first round of voting, if no one gets more than half of the votes, a second round of voting will be held. One of the first two candidates who received the votes was elected president.
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