The Constitutional Council, on the night of March 7, introduced an inventory of candidates who absolutely meet the situations to run for the presidency. With 12 candidates, together with 4 girls, the race for the Elysee Palace formally started.
Candidates will even obtain an advance of 200,000 EUR every to reimburse marketing campaign prices, they usually should submit a declaration of property and sources of revenue, earlier than March 11.
The declaration will formally be revealed by the Excessive Authority for Transparency in Public Life, earlier than March 26. As scheduled, the primary spherical of the 2022 French presidential election will happen on April 10, and the second spherical is ready for April 24. The brand new president will formally take workplace on Might 13.
Amongst 12 candidates chosen from 65 nominations, the excellent face is incumbent President Emmanuel Macron. In his announcement to run for re-election, Macron stated that over the previous 5 years, France has confronted many crises, such because the COVID-19 pandemic, terrorism, and struggle in Europe.
Though he acknowledged that in his time period, he has not succeeded in every thing, he pledged to make a distinction if re-elected. President Macron stated he would proceed to chop taxes and reform pensions. He additionally promised to reform the training system, emphasising that academics ought to be higher paid and have extra rights, in training actions.
Macron entered the “race” only a month earlier than the presidential election. Opinion polls present he can win over potential opponents, together with far-right politician Marine Le Pen and right-wing conservative politician Valerie Pecresse. Within the first spherical of the French presidential election in 2017, Emmanuel Macron got here first with 24.01% of the votes and Marine Le Pen adopted with a help charge of 21.3%.
Safety is a key theme on this 12 months’s French presidential marketing campaign, with 52% of voters disagreeing with the assertion that “insecurity has been talked about an excessive amount of within the debates”. In accordance with outcomes from polls performed by Ipsos Sopra-Steria, on the subject of safety, nearly all of French folks do not likely belief candidates on this area.
Opinion ballot outcomes additionally present that no candidate has received the belief over nearly all of voters. Concerning the far-right social gathering, Marine Le Pen of the Nationwide Rally social gathering tops the rankings, however she solely receives the arrogance of 42% of French respondents. Concerning the far-left, candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon of the La France Insoumise, is essentially the most trusted by voters, however solely supported by 23% of the respondents.
This 12 months’s election comes because the French economic system in 2021, achieved its highest progress charge in additional than 5 a long time, marking a faster-than-expected restoration amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In accordance with the Nationwide Institute of Statistical and Financial Research (INSEE), France’s Gross Home Product (GDP) progress reached 7% in 2021, the very best degree since 1969. The French economic system has recovered to pre-pandemic ranges within the third quarter of 2021, when the federal government eased restrictions, because of progress within the vaccination programme.
Within the fourth quarter of 2021, financial progress was boosted by elevated client spending and company funding. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire stated that the French economic system had recovered spectacularly, however there have been nonetheless some sectors affected by the pandemic, resembling tourism and motels. General, most sectors are recovering very strongly and creating jobs, bringing the unemployment charge in France to beneath pre-COVID-19 ranges. The French Labour Minister referred to as this “nice information” as a result of France had simply gone by way of one of many worst crises in current a long time.
In accordance with analysts, optimistic knowledge on French financial progress in 2021, will probably be an vital fulcrum for President Emmanuel Macron, to achieve a bonus on this election. Nonetheless, safety will even be a prime concern, within the context of the continuing struggle in Ukraine turning into more and more critical, threatening regional stability. Whoever turns into the proprietor of the Elysee Palace within the new time period, the “seat of energy” will solely be safe when the 2 key problems with financial stability and safety, are nicely solved.