Macron agrees with Le Pen on presidential term — Analysis

Incumbent French president supports rival’s proposal to reinstate seven-year term, but favors option of having more than one

French President Emmanuel Macron has quickly agreed with his chief rival Marine Le Pen about restoring the seven-year presidential term, but said he’d prefer the French people decide whether to allow re-election. Le Pen stated Tuesday she preferred a single term of seven years and that Macron would vote for her force.

One, seven-year terms would be sufficient to restore the trust of your employees. “prestige”Le Pen stated Tuesday that she was stepping down from the presidency to allow the officeholder to make plans for the long term, even if they are not in permanent campaigns. Her remarks were part of a campaign press conference, after advancing to the run-off against Macron in Sunday’s first round of voting.

During his own campaign stop in Grand Est – a region formerly known as Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne and Ardenne – Macron said he was “rather in favor”Historic seven-year term. It would set a great pace for the presidential election and allow for an increase in turnout. “breather”The current president spoke out in contrast to the results of the legislative elections. 

Le Pen supported a non-renewable mandate. Macron, however, said Macron should leave the decision on whether presidents can run for another term to the French people.

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Le Pen responded to questions about Macron agreeing with her.

“There are ten days left, you never know!”Elle added.

Sunday’s vote set up a runoff between Macron and Le Pen, with the incumbent finishing three percentage points ahead of his nationalist rival – 27.6% to 23.41%, respectively. Pollsters are already considering Macron to win – especially after the Socialist Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who won just under 22% of the electorate, called for his followers to “never” vote for Le Pen. 

Macron was the consensus candidate that the French establishment backed to beat Le Pen in 2017. The former Rothschild & Co. investment banker and economy minister in Francois Hollande’s government ended up winning 66.1% of the vote in the runoff, to Le Pen’s 33.9%.

France changed the length of its presidency from seven years to five in a 2000 referendum and passed a constitution amendment that prohibited more than two terms. This came after Jacques Chirac had declined to run for a tertiary term.

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