France Presidential Election: There are a total of 12 candidates in the election. The main contest is believed to be between the current President Emmanuel Macron and the far-right Marine Le Pen. As per rules, no candidate got absolute majority in the first phase of voting.

Puducherry: Voting for the first phase of the presidential election in France took place on Sunday. This time President Emmanuel Macron is facing a tough competition from the rival candidate Marine Le Pen. It is a different matter that Macron is expected to return to power from the exit polls.

Hijab a big issue in French elections

France is known for its strict policies against radicalism. Because of this, the hijab controversy has also emerged as a big issue in this election. Macron himself is taking a tough stand against Muslim fundamentalism around the world including France. This is the reason that fundamentalism has emerged as a big issue in these elections.

Macron’s troubles will increase with the promise of Le Pen?

After the exit polls, it is also being said that if the votes of the leftist candidate Melenkan are reduced and Le Pen’s recent promises to crack down on hijab or Muslim fundamentalism have an effect, then Macron’s troubles may increase.

Voting in India for the French elections

Many French citizens in India also voted for the presidential election being held in France. You must be feeling a bit strange to hear this but it is true. French citizens living in the Union Territory of Puducherry voted in the presidential election on Sunday.

Citizens of France living in the Union Territory of Puducherry voted in their country’s presidential election (France Presidential Election 2022) right here in India on Sunday. Let us inform that Puducherry was earlier a French colony. According to official sources, around 4,564 French citizens living in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry voted in the first phase of elections.

Macron emerged as a major force in the EU

President Macron has emerged as a major force after Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU). Since Angela Merkel has also been out of power from Germany, so if Macron comes to power again, then France’s supremacy will increase in the EU as well as in the whole world. His victory would mean that France’s current strategy in the world would continue. At the same time, if Le Pen comes to power, then there can be massive changes in the foreign policy of France.

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