ER Editor: For information, BFMTV is the French equivalent of CNN, and sometimes hooks up with CNN for international news. Like CNN, BFMTV is not trusted by the French.
France has had the theatre of an election, but it’s been a predicted shoe-in for Macron since before the first round two Sundays ago, with MSM STATING his win and by how much.
France has seen its biggest abstention rate since the 1960s, of around 28%. Le Pen scored around 42% with Macron at 58%.
We remind readers of a poll we published from early March, which was quickly taken down. See
Below the ‘oops’ story by BFMTV, we publish a response from a French police union, ‘Policiers en colère’ (angry police). Their prediction and interpretive comments are interesting. Police in general have no love for Macron and have been the buffer for his lousy policies and dreadful treatment of the Yellow Vests.
Below that is a summary story from FreeWest Media, which reveals that Macron hasn’t yet told the French people about 50 of his high-ranking officers being trapped in the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, which is now literally locked down by Russian soldiers. Russia had already given these people (there are estimated to be a lot of soldiers and officers down there from several NATO countries) a chance to leave safely, but Macron apparently forbade these officers to leave in this fashion. He had previously made a call to Putin to get ‘Ukrainian officers’ out; subsequent helicopter attempts by the West failed with one helicopter shot down. So this election has been and gone without this information being made public. It’s revealed by a Turkish politician and is linked to below.
Remember: in France and Europe generally, we can’t access either RT or Sputnik News, so the sort of information provided by such channels about Ukraine is hard to come by unless you’re on Telegram or using Tor. Some other useful information sites such as Strategic Culture Foundation and GlobalResearch.ca have also been blocked.
Presidential results 2022: BFM announces Macron’s victory “by mistake” well before the results
The BFMTV channel recognized an “error” on Sunday after briefly posting an image announcing Emmanuel Macron’s victory on Twitter and on its YouTube site.
From 6:30 p.m., the continuous news channel BFMTV announced Emmanuel Macron’s victory on Twitter and on his YouTube site almost an hour and a half before the publication of the election results. “This publication is the result of human error and was removed immediately, a few seconds after this unfortunate posting,” justified the BFMTV channel, requested by AFP.
“All the hypotheses are prepared by the teams,” she argued. On Twitter and on its YouTube site, BFMTV had briefly posted around 6:30 p.m. the following message “Emmanuel Macron re-elected: his entire speech at the Champ de Mars”, with the Eiffel Tower in the background. On Twitter, the indignant reaction immediately flared following the publication of this message withdrawn a few minutes later. The results of the election are announced at 8:00 p.m. sharp and the French media are obliged not to reveal anything before.
For five years, the media and polling institutes have done everything to impose on voters the same poster as in 2017, even though 80% of French people did not want a Macron / Le Pen second round.
Many analysts underline this evening the fracture between a part of the French and the political elites, rejection which could lead to violent social movements in the months to come.
For this second five-year term, President Macron must imperatively take into account a major social risk, likely to expose the police to violent demonstrators.
In accordance with Republican tradition, our France Police – Angry Policemen union congratulates Emmanuel Macron on his re-election as head of the French state.
Our union will continue its fight to make its demands heard. France Police – Angry Policemen will oppose the destruction of our special pension scheme and continue to fight for self-defense reform for law enforcement.
In December 2022, the police will be able to make themselves heard during professional elections within the Ministry of the Interior. We call on them to vote massively for our lists to impose a free, independent and patriotic social partner at the negotiating table.
Strength and honor !
Macron wins the presidential election
At the end of the second round of the presidential election in France, Emmanuel Macron was re-elected with 58 percent of the votes, according to the first estimates, against 42 percent for Marine Le Pen.
Macron is therefore back for five more years, as reported by the French broadcaster TF1. In 2017, Macron won with 66 percent. The leader of the conservative Rassemblement National got 34 percent at the time.
Despite her defeat, Le Pen was optimistic about the future. She described the number of votes she achieved as a victory. “Today I harbor no resentments and no grudges […]. In this defeat, I can’t help but feel a form of hope,” she said on Sunday night.
Polls among voters who had already cast their ballots by 5 pm had also predicted a Macron victory. In the French overseas territories of Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guiana, voting was already held on Saturday due to the time difference. According to RTBF, Le Pen was ahead there early on.
Although defeated by Macron, Marine Le Pen did well in the restless Overseas communities: 60.9 percent in Martinique (Emmanuel Macron had obtained 77.55 percent of the vote in 2017), 69.6 percent in Guadeloupe (75.13 percent for Macron in 2017) or 60.7 percent in Guyana (64.89 percent for Emmanuel Macron in 2017).
Le Pen’s advisor, Philippe Olivier, who is a European deputy, noted: “The country cannot be reformed. When you have the mosques, the temples, and the Churches which call to vote against you, it is already an achievement to get 43 percent.”
His parliamentary assistant, Damien Rieu, tweeted that prison inmates in France joyfully welcomed the news of Macron’s victory.
Translation: Prisoners at La Santé prison (Paris) celebrate Macron’s victory. 5 more years of laxity.
— Damien Rieu (@DamienRieu) April 24, 2022
Meanwhile in Turkey, the chairman of the Vatan party, Doğu Perinçek, revealed that the newly elected French leader has left 50 French officers to die in Mariupol. He spoke about the desperate attempts of the Ukrainians in Mariupol during which several helicopters were shot down when they tried to exfiltrate soldiers trapped in the Azov steel complex. This was not reported by the media ahead of the second round of the elections.
“The French officers will either surrender or die. Macron is obliged to bring this information to the people of France. Why is he hiding it? According to what laws were the French military sent to Ukraine, why should they die there? Macron sent his officers to a foreign country in the name of the interests of the United States and NATO, which are ready to sacrifice not only the Ukrainian, but also the French military.
“The French should have known this before the elections. On the one hand, Macron exuded hostility towards Russia, standing guard over the interests of NATO and sending the military to certain death, on the other hand, Le Pen, who advocated dialogue with Russia and is ready to withdraw France from the military structure of NATO,” up the Turkish politician said.
Days before the final ballot, Macron issued a decree dissolving the diplomatic corps, no longer providing training for career diplomats. Henceforth, French foreign affairs councillors, ambassadors and ministers plenipotentiary will have no formal training.
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