PARIS(AP) – On Sunday, the two French politicians take the podium to see who becomes France’s first female president.
National Rally candidate Marine Le Pen and Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo were a part of the list of candidates to centrist President Emmanuel Macron.
Hidalgo, mayor of the French capital since 2014 won the nomination for the Socialist Party. Her candidacy resides in the northwestern city of Rouen.
“I want all children in France to have the same opportunities I had,” says Hidalgo. Born from a Spanish immigrant family that fled their country to find freedom, she wants the best for those that have faced or are currently facing the same things her and her family encountered.
Le Pen, leader of the country’s far-right party, resides in the southern city of Frejus. During her campaign, she pledges to defend the “liberty” of the people and to be resilient for the “parts of France that have been Talibanized.”
Macron has stated his reelection bid, making highly expected for the election to narrow down to Le Pen and Macron, similar to the 2017 Presidential Election.
This year’s presidential election will be very different (but normal) from the other elections given that the country is currently affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and more.