A few days before the second round of the French presidential election, which promises to be tight between Emmanuel Macron and the leader of the National Rally, Marine Le Pen, Justin Trudeau has sided with the outgoing president.
To a question from a journalist on the French election during a press briefing in Ottawa on Wednesday, Mr. Trudeau indicated that for the French
the choice to be made on Sunday [était] importanta choice that
will have a great impact on their lives and on the course of France.
I must emphasize for several years I have been working with Macron on climate change, inclusive economic growth, international issues, the protection of democracy he said before taking a clear position for Mr. Macron, quoting him by his first name.
I can say that it would be a good thing for Canada and for the world if we could continue to work with Emmanuel in the years to come.he said.
After a first round, French voters will have to choose between Mr. Macron and Ms. Le Pen. According to the latest polls, Emmanuel Macron would collect 56.5% of voting intentions while Ms. Le Pen would obtain 43.5%.
In the first round, the outgoing president obtained 27.84% of the votes, while Ms. Le Pen obtained 23.15%. The radical left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon ranked third with 21.95% of the votes cast.