By these estimates, while the figures were far from final, counting of votes was still underway at the beginning of the night, with the leader of the national rally being voted out at 23% against 22.2% for the leader of France.
Can the result still change? In any case, these figures caused a stir amongst Insomis, explained a reporter for L Express. He wrote on Twitter, “Reconciliation around Jean-Luc Mélenchon: we miss what we lack in votes to overtake Marine Le Pen in the remaining 20% of ballots to be counted”. “It sounds complicated … Are we going to appeal? ”However, the journalist got angry.
“What if… It was on everyone’s tongue.
However, soon after 2:30, and when 97% of the ballots had been counted, hopes of a “remontada” for Jean-Luc Mélenchon and the France Insomis team were over. “Tonight, Jean-Luc Mélenchon will finish with almost 22% of the vote. This is an extraordinary result. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Unfortunately, this will not be enough to qualify for the second round. But that’s all. What a pride in progress!”, Manuel Bompard, the candidate’s campaign manager, indicated on Twitter, thus admitting defeat and placing Jean-Luc Mélenchon third behind Macron and Le Pen.
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