On 10 April, he had received only 4.78% of the vote in the first round of the presidential election, for which he was “personally indebted up to five million euros”.
Valerie Pecres, who had until May 31 to raise these funds, received 3.3 million donations from individuals, people around her said. This includes 1.2 million euros contributed by his party, Les Républiques, as well as 600,000 euros paid by the state, as his score is less than 5%, to pave the way for reimbursement of his campaign costs.
She launched an appeal for charity the day after her defeat, and then resumed her appeal by calling on “those who share (her) beliefs”, but also those who ” The fear of extremism has chosen the useful vote from the first round”.
Former head of state Nicolas Sarkozy, who had not supported him during his campaign, donated 2,000 euros, which was rejected by the candidate. People around her said, “She does not ask for donations, but togetherness and friendship. She is a woman of honour.”
The results of the first round of the presidential election were too brutal for many parties: apart from outgoing President Emmanuel Macron – who was re-elected – far-right candidates Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemour, as well as radical candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Left, none received more than 5% of the vote.
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