French President Emmanuel Macron is beginning his second term in a deeply divided country.
Macron was re-elected on Sunday, beating his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen by a 16-point margin, but election-day polls show strong polarization between the two camps, with clear dividing lines depending on voters’ age, where they live and how to manage financially.
Macron fared better in more populated areas, winning over 70 percent of the vote in Paris, for example, while Le Pen was stronger in rural communities and thousands of votes smaller constituencies scattered throughout France, in its strongholds in the north-east and south, and in overseas territories.
There has been a stark divide between voters who say they are struggling financially at the end of each month and those who are not. About 59 percent of the former faction voted for Le Pen, while Macron won a two-thirds majority of the latter.
As with the first round of voting on April 10, Macron owes much to the loyalty of older voters, who not only supported him in large numbers but also formed the age group with the highest turnout.
https://www.politico.eu/article/macrons-france-vs-le-pens-france-in-charts/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication Macron's France vs. Le Pen's France, on the charts - POLITICO