Emmanuel Macron has reportedly been warned to avoid playing with fire as left-wing supporters say they won’t support the current French President in the forthcoming upcoming presidential race.
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According to Express UK, Alison Sargent told France24 that the left-wing newspaper “Libération” suffered a backlash after it reported on its front page that Emmanuel Macron has lost support from left-wing voters.
The political commentator stated that Libération was accused of giving French voters permission to break the “sacred political pact” between left-wing and right-wing voters to come together in order to stop a far-right politician from getting into office.
“It quoted left-wing voters who said they refuse to vote a second time for Emmanuel Macron in the next election even if it means Le Pen could win.
“This caused a bit of an uproar over the weekend and people are accusing Libération of giving voters permission to break what is really a sacred political pact in France for the left and right to come together to stop the far-right from entering office.
“The criticism was mainly coming from people on the centre-right in France and from Emmanuel Macron’s own party. Libération today headlines that Macron is in flagrant denial.
“The paper warns the President that he is dangerously playing with fire by assuming the left is going to mobilise and vote for him if he once again faces Le Pen in the second round. As Libération is reporting, a lot of voters are not ready to do that again,” Ms Sargent said.
In a recent poll last month, it was proven that Mr Macron’s bid to be re-elected as French President was uncertain as Marine Le Pen closed the gap to just 4 per cent.
According to WION News, Hem Saroya said a recent poll shows that if the French Presidential election were held right now Marine Le Pen would have secured 48 per cent of the vote while Mr Macron would be re-elected with 52 per cent of the vote.
“Recent polling shows her closer than ever to the ultimate prize. This has led to new speculation regarding whether the far-right leader can finally enter the Élysée Palace.
“The poll conducted online suggested that if the final round of the Presidential run-off were held today, Le Pen would gain 48 per cent while Macron would be re-elected with 52 per cent.
“This set off alarm bells in the French mainstream as the dual health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the country,” Ms Saroya said.
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The Harris Interactive poll was carried out online from January 19 to 20 with 1,403 French eligible voters participating. Meanwhile, the first round of the 2022 French Presidential election holds in April 2022, while the all-important second round will hold two weeks after the first round.