France Chooses A Burgeoning Elect – Emmanuel Macron
The 60th French presidential elections which witnessed the lowest turnout in France electoral history since 1969, following an initial runoff election on the 23rd of April 2017, despite it’s
initially daunting but left wing favouring polls, has announced Emmanuel Macron as its people’s choice elect- President of France on the 7th of May 2017, making him the youngest President in History at 39years old to assume the political throne of the French state since Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte aged 40 in 1848.
The preliminary elections which was held on the 23rd of April 2017, launched the top two nominees according to the highest polls to the final stage of the Election. Marie Le Pen the Europhobe and Emmanuel Macron the Europhile, were pitched against each other for weeks while the polls counted in favour of Emmanuel Macron. Pollsters calculated that Emmanuel Macron would have an easy win with 20points ahead of his political right wing rival, but at the end of the elections, Macron championed by 32points.
With promises of free market, low cost labor and aspirations to energize the EU, Emmanuel Macron was deemed a superior candidate due to his prospective reformations, young and energetic charisma, burning passion for reestablishment of forgotten principles and a lingering hope ignited in the hearts of his supporters.
Winning by 66.06% to 39%, Macron relayed his sturdy belief in his country, and its reciprocated belief in his movement to return Europe to its place of security and enlightenment stating, “Everyone said it was impossible but they didn’t know France.
Emmanuel Macron who launched his political movement a year ago under the torrents of mass scrutiny and unbelief but mounted on the back of his independent political party En Marche was marched into an unparalleled victory with support from 105 out of 107 of France’s departments. Mr Macron later took to the stage in the courtyard turned Presidential pulpit of the Louvre Museum, with the symphonies of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, the European Union anthem, adding an air of classical sanguine to the mix of patriotic solidarity, as he vowed to unite a divided and fractured France.
Though Mr. Macron is to assume office in an unstable atmosphere in France as he said France was facing an “immense task” to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats, the budding hope from his supporters and citizens is sure to add the much needed fuel to his youthful fire to kindle this new age movement that will bring about the much desired change.