sunny.png
Sunday September 25th, 2022 4:05PM

Voting opens in France runoff between Macron and Le Pen

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

PARIS (AP) — France began voting in a presidential runoff election Sunday in a race between between incumbent Emmanuel Macron and far-right politician Marine Le Pen.

Macron is in pole position to win reelection in the country’s presidential runoff, yet his lead over Le Pen depends on one major uncertainty: voters who could decide to stay home.

A Macron victory in this vote — which could have far-reaching repercussions for Europe’s future direction and Western efforts to stop the war in Ukraine — would make him the first French president in 20 years to win a second term.

All opinion polls in recent days converge toward a win for the 44-year-old pro-European centrist — yet the margin over his nationalist rival varies broadly, from 6 to 15 percentage points, depending on the poll. Polls also forecast a possibly record-high number of people who will either cast a blank vote or not vote at all.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Elections, General Presidential Election News, AP World News, AP Business
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Voting opens in France runoff between Macron and Le Pen
France began voting in a presidential runoff election Sunday in a race between between incumbent Emmanuel Macron and far-right politician Marine Le Pen
2:10AM ( 11 minutes ago )
Towns, T-wolves rebound to even series with Grizzlies at 2
Karl-Anthony Towns rebounded from two rough games with a career playoff-best 33 points and 14 rebounds, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves pull out a 119-118 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies
1:29AM ( 51 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Utah Democrats back independent as US Senate candidate
Utah Democrats pulling hard to defeat Republican Sen. Mike Lee took the unusual step Saturday of spurning a party hopeful to instead get behind an independent, former presidential candidate Evan McMullin
9:32PM ( 4 hours ago )
Utah Democrats choose independent as candidate for US Senate
Utah Democrats pulling hard to defeat Republican Sen. Mike Lee took the unusual step Saturday of spurning a party hopeful to instead get behind an independent, former presidential candidate Evan McMullin
8:26PM ( 5 hours ago )
Michigan Republicans choose candidates aligned with Trump
Two candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump have won Michigan Republicans’ backing for attorney general and secretary of state at a convention, clearing their path to face Democratic incumbents in the fall
8:02PM ( 6 hours ago )
AP Elections
Marjorie Taylor Greene's candidacy challenged at hearing
Lawyers for U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene have argued in court that the Georgia congresswoman was engaged in “legitimate political speech” when she called for a response to Joe Biden’s presidential victory prior to last year’s Capitol attack
2:37PM ( 1 day ago )
Hearing begins in Rep. Greene eligibility challenge
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is attending a Friday hearing in Atlanta over a challenge filed by voters who say she shouldn’t be allowed to run for reelection
10:05AM ( 1 day ago )
Iowa GOP open to non-Trump prospects as 2024 gets underway
Former President Donald Trump’s persistent flirtation with another White House run is doing little to discourage other potential Republican candidates from stepping up their activity in Iowa, the state that will formally launch the nomination process
8:43AM ( 1 day ago )
General Presidential Election News
Ukraine battered again; Zelenskyy says US officials to visit
A Ukrainian presidential office advisor says Russian forces have tried to storm a steel plant that is the last defense stronghold in the strategic port city of Mariupol
11:44PM ( 2 hours ago )
Live updates | Ukraine says it hit Russian command post
The Ukrainian military says it destroyed a Russian command post in Kherson, a southern city that fell to Russian forces early in the war
9:59PM ( 4 hours ago )
AP Business
Towns, T-wolves rebound to even series with Grizzlies at 2
Karl-Anthony Towns rebounded from two rough games with a career playoff-best 33 points and 14 rebounds, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves pull out a 119-118 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies
1:29AM ( 52 minutes ago )
McCarthy's push to ascend to House speaker relies on Trump
The next House speaker could very well hail from California, but if Republicans take control, that leader won't come from the part of the state represented by the current speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco
12:34AM ( 1 hour ago )
Steel plant under siege; Zelenskyy prepares for US officials
An adviser to Ukraine’s presidential office says Russian forces have tried to storm a steel plant that is the last defensive stronghold in the strategic port city of Mariupol
12:16AM ( 2 hours ago )
LEADING OFF: White Sox OF Eloy Jiménez injured again
The Chicago White Sox likely will have an update on Eloy Jiménez after the slugging outfielder hurt his right hamstring during Saturday’s 9-2 loss at Minnesota
12:09AM ( 2 hours ago )