Macron to seek 2nd term in France's April presidential vote

AP , Thursday 3 Mar 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron has formally announced he will run for a second term in April's presidential election.

n this file photo taken on May 8, 2017, French president-elect Emmanuel Macron (L) and his wife Brigitte Macron greet supporters in front of the Pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris, after the second round of the French presidential election. AFP

In a ``letter to the French'' published Thursday on French media websites, Macron said: ``I am seeking your trust again. I am a candidate to invent with you, faced with the century's challenges, a French and European singular response.''

Macron had indicated he wanted to run in the election scheduled to be held in two rounds on April 10 and April 24, without formally announcing it until now. But his initial campaign plans have changed since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

In the past weeks, Macron has dedicated most of his time to diplomatic talks with world leaders and coordination with European and other Western allies.

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