President Alberto Fernandez on Saturday expressed his support for his French counterpart and re-election candidate, Emmanuel Macron.who will face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the run-off tomorrow, questioned “pseudo-nationalism”.
“I am confident that the French people will find in Emmanuel Macron the path of respect for diversity in a democratic framework that we must all strengthen and consolidate.The Argentine president posted on his Twitter account in a series of tweets published in Spanish and French, with a photo of both of them attached.
In this sense, the Head of State noted that “the pseudo-nationalisms expressed in extreme rights are nothing but obstacles from a time fraught with discrimination and hatred.”
He added, “Our present is characterized by the defense of democracy, respect for human rights, the expansion of rights, and the search for a more equal society.”
The relationship between Argentina and France
“In this globalized world that finds it extremely difficult to develop while respecting pluralism, Europe and Latin America are called upon to prevent hegemony and deepen the very strong bonds that unite them,” the Argentine president concluded.
For his part, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said: Santiago Cafiero He also referred to the elections in France in an interview with blame He stated that for Argentina it is “not the same” who wins the vote and emphasized that there is a vision “much closer” to Macron’s.
“It’s not the same at all. We have a vision that is much closer to that of President MacronAs President Alberto Fernandez said, “Cafiero said from Rome, where he was on Friday to attend a series of meetings that included authorities from United Nations offices, businessmen and his counterpart Luigi Di Maio.
“For Argentina, the vision regarding the search for greater justice and equality is not the same. We have a closer agenda with Macron,” the foreign minister deepened.
Finally, he stressed that in the relationship with Macron, “there are of course differences, but in the central points around the search for a more equitable world, with a more social outlook, we have a more common agenda.”
The French will decide their future president tomorrow in a new ballot between Macron and Le Pen, a duel even tougher than the one in 2017, the definition of which will depend largely on the mobilization of left-wing voters.
In total, about 48.7 million people – more than 1.6 million residing abroad – make up the electoral register for this election, which will take place between 8:00 and 20:00 (3:00 and 17:00 in Argentina).
Although Macron led in the first round with 27.85 percent of the vote against 23.15 percent for his rival, the estimated polling distance is still narrow and will range between six and 15 percentage points., according to various surveys; By a slim margin compared to the more than 30-point advantage with which it defeated its far-right rival five years ago.
How do the French vote in Argentina
Thousands of French residents residing in Argentina were invited to vote on Saturday in Buenos Aires and Mendoza to decide their future president, a day before voting in France.
Between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., the country’s 9,881 registered French citizens can go to voting stations located at the French Embassy and the French-Argentine Jean Mermoz School, in Buenos Aires, and at the headquarters of the French Mendoza Alliance. Once the voting closes, a vote count will take place, in which those who are mailed will also be included.
The result will be reported tonight to the responsible office of the French Foreign Ministry, which in turn will forward it to the Ministry of the Interior to add it to audit the presidential elections that will be held the next day in the European country.