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Emmanuel Macron won French election on a wide margin, running on a pro nuclear policy

Incumbent French president Emmanuel Macron, who ran on a ticket to boost
nuclear and renewable energy, was re-elected on Sunday by a wider margin
than expected. Macron, from centre-right party La Republique en Marche, won
the election with 58.55% of the vote against 41.45% for Marine Le Pen,
representing Rassemblement National, though she nevertheless secured the
far-right’s highest ever share of the vote.

The president planned to build six European pressurised reactors (EPRs) by 2050, with an option foreight more pending further assessment, he stated in his election manifesto.
The construction of the first reactor would start in 2028 and come into
service in 2035, though the plan was deemed “unrealistic” by some
experts. Macron also scrapped a plan to close 12 reactors by 2035 in a
U-turn to his 2017 campaign pledge to cut reliance on nuclear energy to
50%, down from 70% currently. 

Montel 25th April 2022

April 26, 2022 - Posted by | France, politics

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