PES backs PS in second-round support for Macron

05/05/2017

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The Party of European Socialists calls on French voters to mobilise in support of France and Europe in Sunday's elections, and to make a strong stand against the far right.

We welcome the pro-European stance of Emmanuel Macron, which contrasts strongly with the divisive, inward-looking and dangerous policies of his Front National opponent.

PES president Sergei Stanishev said:

"At this point, the choice facing French voters is clear. Our member party, the Parti Socialiste, presented a strong and progressive programme in this campaign, and we look forward to campaigning alongside them in the vital assembly elections in June.

"In the meantime, the party has given its clear support to Emmanuel Macron for the election this Sunday, and I support them wholeheartedly in that.

"I urge all the people of France to use their votes to reject far-right extremism."