Incumbent Macron Wins French Presidential Election

The centrist will remain in power after a campaign in which Web 3 proved to be a non-issue.

AccessTimeIconApr 24, 2022 at 7:05 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 6:32 p.m. UTC

Incumbent centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the run-off in the French presidential election, with exit polls giving him a significant margin over nationalist rival Marine Le Pen.

  • Le Pen conceded shortly after the ballot closed, with exit polls putting Macron at between 57% and 58% of the vote in the two-horse race, making him a rare incumbent to hold onto power in a country known for turnover at the top.
  • Macron's government has promised to make France a leader in blockchain, but the topic was largely ignored in the race.
  • Attention now turns to legislative elections due in June, which will determine Macron's control over government ministers.


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