French President Emmanuel Macron easily secured reelection on Sunday after banning his political opposition and having the EU interfere in the election by launching a "fraud" investigation into his opponent Marine Le Pen just days before the vote.
The moves followed the Macron regime working together with Facebook to jail right-wing dissidents for "hate speech" and Big Tech uniting to suppress the "far-right."
This is what "free and fair elections" are all about!
JUST IN - Macron wins re-election in France. pic.twitter.com/F9O624Gu5s— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) April 24, 2022
It was striking.
One French voter after another we interviewed ahead of Sunday's presidential election told us: "I'll vote Macron but only to keep Le Pen out."
A concerted public effort to keep a far-right, or right-wing nationalist, candidate from becoming president is nothing new in France.
But the emerging breakdown of Sunday's vote must give Emmanuel Macron pause for thought.
Add those reluctant voters of his to the 40% that voted for Marine Le Pen, plus the millions who spoiled their ballot or refused to vote at all, and Macron's "Pour Tous" (For Everyone) campaign slogan starts to look very hollow indeed.
In his victory speech, held in front of the backdrop of the French flag and the Eiffel Tower, an unusually humble-sounding Macron admitted that his was a divided country, and that he'd do his best to heal those divisions.
healthy democracy pic.twitter.com/yb74qARgKO— Mac (@GoodPoliticGuy) April 24, 2022
France, presidential election:— Europe Elects (@EuropeElects) April 24, 2022
2022: 71.8% (-2.8)
Sources: Ministry of the Interior (1965-2017), Ipsos-Sopra Steria projection (2022) pic.twitter.com/uSUEAhapdt
Macron is now gearing up to send more weapons to Ukraine and the EU is working on massively expanding their online censorship regime to further suppress the "far-right."
Congratulations to @EmmanuelMacron on his re-election. France is our oldest ally and a key partner in addressing global challenges. I look forward to our continued close cooperation — including on supporting Ukraine, defending democracy, and countering climate change.— President Biden (@POTUS) April 24, 2022
So "domestic pressure" had compelled him *against* escalating the war, but now that he's freed from the inconvenience of having to appeal to ordinary voters, he can escalate the war. Interesting https://t.co/tFEy8Epb7g— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 24, 2022
White House chief of staff Ron Klain on Twitter highlighted how Macron's approval rating is only 36% and yet he managed to secure reelection.
An interesting observation, just FYI.— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) April 24, 2022
President Macron appears to have secured a double-digit victory over LePen, at a time when his approval rating is 36%. Hmmm....https://t.co/N50u8He5gW
Seeing as how Biden's approval rating is right around there too, I'm sure they'll point to this to try and make sense of Biden being "reelected" in a landslide despite being the least popular president in history.
Whereas our "democratic" leaders are widely despised by the masses they rule over, "fascist dictator" Vladimir Putin's approval stands at 81.6%.
Ain't democracy grand?
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