Results of the 2022 presidential election's first round
French writing exercise

Les résultats du premier tour de l'élection présidentielle 2022

Here's a summary of the main results of the first round of France's 2022 presidential elections.

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"first/second round (election)", "to turn out to be", "to face [someone]", "the incumbent president", "repeatedly", "the tactical vote (French expression)","a lead over [someone]", "the rise in popularity", "newcomer", "is only [doing]", "dissatisfaction", "a five-year term".

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After a first round which turned out to be tight though predictable, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will be facing each other for the second round. The incumbent president, who had made his candidacy official at the last minute, and who had repeatedly refused to debate the other candidates, benefited from what French people call "the tactical vote", though his lead over his direct rival was narrower than expected. After having already faced Macron in similar circumstances five years ago, Marine Le Pen confirms the National Rally's place as the second party in France, as well as the indisputable rise in popularity of far-right ideas, which newcomer Eric Zemmour's 7% is only consolidating. Despite the many similarities between the current scenario and the 2017 one, it would be naïve to underestimate the impact of French people's dissatisfaction with the five-year term of the one they nicknamed "The President of the Rich". The second round of the 2022 presidential election will take place on April 24.

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