Peter Caddle, Breitbart, April 25, 2022
85 per cent of votes from Muslims in France during Sunday’s general election went to keeping Emmanuel Macron in power, a poll seen by a French Catholic paper has found.
According to a poll conducted on behalf of the Catholic La Croix magazine, around 85 per cent of Muslim voters gave their ballot to Emmanuel Macron as opposed to his populist rival Marine Le Pen.
The “very homogenous” voting pattern from the community is likely down to Le Pen’s hardline approach to radical Islamism, with the Rassemblement National candidate vowing to ban the wearing of the Islamic veil in public should she have reached the Élysée.
Most of these votes had been transferred from eliminated far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who himself received 69 per cent of the Muslim vote in the first round of the election earlier in the month.
While the “homogenous” description certainly fits the Muslim vote in France on Sunday, it must be noted that the vote was not as homogenous as it was in 2017.
During Emmanuel Macron’s first election for the presidency, he won an eye-watering 92 per cent of the Muslim vote, with this year’s result marking a 7 point decline in Muslim electoral support for the President.