European Council President Charles Michel, as well as the PMs of Belgium and Luxembourg, were among the first to congratulate Macron, followed by almost all of the bloc's 27 leaders, after his win over Marine Le Pen by a comfortable margin.
"I’m not the candidate of one camp anymore, but the president of all of us,” he said. Macron comfortably won reelection to a second term on Sunday, according to polling agencies’ projections.
Macron scored 28.1-29.7 per cent in the first round and Le Pen 23.3-24.7, with the top two candidates going through to the second round run off on April 24, according to projections by polling firms for French television channels based on a sample of votes.
Sheikh Khalifa wished the French President continued success in achieving more progress and prosperity for the people of France, stressing the UAE's keenness to continue developing relations between the two countries.
Given the right to suffrage through the Overseas Absentee Voting Law of 2002, qualified overseas Filipinos must take advantage of this constitutional right and privilege that will help shape the progress and future of their homeland.
Murmu, who is from the Santhal tribe, secured the largely ceremonial position with the support of more than half the electorate of MPs and state legislators, partial results released by the poll body showed.
Reflective of the trend in their home country, a majority of the registered overseas Filipino voters across the UAE have thrown their support behind president presumptive Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and running mate vice president presumptive Sara Duterte-Carpio at 76,819 and 79,925 votes, respectively.
The Philippine Consulate General and the Philippine Overseas Labour Office in Dubai (PCGDXB and POLODXB respectively) shall be open on May 9 (Monday) only to accommodate Filipinos who have yet to cast their votes for the month-long Philippine Presidential/National Elections-Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) that began on April 10.
It should come as a surprise that in the oldest democracy in the world, there is still a political struggle over voting rights, and that though they are universal on the statute book there are invisible discriminatory hurdles, especially targeting
President Joe Biden plans to use a speech in Georgia to throw his support behind changing the Senate’s filibuster rules to allow action on voting rights legislation, calling it a moment to choose “democracy over autocracy.” But some civil rights