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Monaco’s French voters backed Macron

Monaco’s French voters backed Macron

By Staff Writer - May 9, 2017

Photo: Rama
Photo: Rama

Emmanuel Macron obtained 59.46 percent of the votes of French voters in Monaco in the second round of the Presidential election on Sunday, May 7, a slightly lower percentage than Macron’s overall support of close to 65 percent in France.

Only 18.05 percent of French voters living in Monaco supported Macron in the first round.

Prince Albert has sent a letter of congratulations to the new President of the Republic, calling for the strengthening of historic collaboration between the two countries. The sovereign added his “fervent wishes for the happy fulfilment of your high mission in the service of France, in union, at the heart of an international organisation marked by individualism”.

The Sovereign Prince also mentioned the importance of the environment in the context of bilateral cooperation, particularly with regard to the Mediterranean basin. Prince Albert alluded to Monaco’s relations with the EU, saying there are special ties between Monaco and France. Alluding to the employment opportunities offered to Monaco’s French neighbours, Prince Albert said: “The Principality will remain largely open to the regions around it, helping to offer their populations economic and employment opportunities.”

 

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