I’m a bit late to the party because social life (aka my mum) decided to happen tonight.
- We avoided Voldemarine Le Pen as our next president. Good. I don’t know if the country would have survived 5 years with her as head of state. Yet, 34-35% (around 10 millions of people!) of the voters voted for her and that’s clearly not reassuring. Let’s not fool ourselves, the FN has not yet the capacity to grasp the power but it’s spreading. Hard. The electoral fight’s clearly not over.
- Macron’s result isn’t spectacular: only 65-66% of the voters chose him over the far-right. Besides the abstention was high (around 25%) and the level of blank votes reached a record (around 12% of the votes). So it’s clearly not a plebiscite for him.
- The next fight will be the legislative and the summer - if Macron follows his ideas of governing by ordonnance.
I regret not being able to see Macron’s first speech, I always find them very instructive. For example, Sarkozy pretended to be the candidate of change and his speech had a very 3rd Republic vibe, how peculiar…
Anyway, did I miss something important? What’s your opinion on the results?