World - The French election is getting hairy! Macron tries to woo younger voters with a series of ‘behind-the-scenes’ photos

The French election is getting hairy! Macron tries to woo younger voters with a series of ‘behind-the-scenes’ photos

The French election is getting hairy! Macron tries to woo younger voters with a series of 'behind-the-scenes' photos

A sequel of behind-the-scenes pictures of Emmanuel Macron has been broadcasted by his official photographer ahead of the second round of the franchise for the presidential election.

Mr Macron who is the president of France since 2017 can be seen in one image with an unbuttoned shirt, along with his chest and apparent chest hair. His face was towards the camera at that time.

The image of the French president was seen with one arm relaxed across the back of a mustard yellow sofa, and his other arm with a narrowly whirled sleeve.

Emmanuel Macron

Mr Macron can be seen in an unbuttoned shirt with his chest towards the camera in one illustration

In the course of time Soazig de la Moissonnie re, who is the photographer of the President released these candid behind-the-scenes pictures on Instagram, and fans started correlating the 44-year old French president with  Bond actor Sean Connery and star Burt Reynolds. These two actors are known for their meagre chest hair.

Some other social media users also compared the French premier with fuzzy-chested Roger Federer.

“Macron has an acceptable enough chest to be the next James Bond”

On Twitter, this user said, “Macron will stop at nothing to win re-election.”

Another said, “Justin Welby trolls Christians and non-Christians alike on Easter Sunday and Zelensky is hailed as a hero once more after mumbling in a weird video when he’s clearly off his tits. Also Macron on Instagram with a photoshopped abundance of chest hair world.”

A different user gushed, “It turns out that Macron has an acceptable enough chest to be the new James Bond.”


Mr Macron is running in the election with the hope to beat far-Right politician Marine Le Pen. To do so, he will need to pump up some support from the young who has astonishingly heated up to Marine Le Pen compared to her earlier runs.

With 12 candidates in the first round reduced to two, now they must strive to plead with the approximately 50 per cent of voters who had other first-choice priorities.

In past elections at national, regional and municipal levels, left- and right-wing voters had historically joined to block the far right from power, a manifestation known as a ‘republican front’.

Reviewers say that the left-wing vote could probably divide into three parts, a third going to Macron, a third going to Le Pen and a third denying.

The pair going face-to-face is a repeat of the election of 2017 when the first-round results were 24.01 per cent for Macron, and 21.03 per cent for Le Pen. At that time Macron knocked out  Le Pen with a resounding 66% in round two.

But specialists say this election will be very different with voters freed from illusion after five years of the centrist president’s globalist and pro-European policies. On the one side, Le Pen is pursuing to join together voters with her anti-Macron statement.

Before this month Ms Le Pen was prominent with young voters in a poll that indicated many felt associated with her worries about the cost of living crisis. Some found comfort in her other policies, which encompassed strong opinions on the French identity, and Islam.


Mr Macron said that Ms Le Pen had a confidential ‘Frexit’ plan to relinquish Britain out of the European Union and create a right-wing coalition with Poland and Hungary before this week.

Mr Macron said, “She wants to leave but dare not dare say so, and that’s never good”. When he talked about his bitter rival’s policies towards the EU at a rally in eastern France.

“She says that she wants an alliance of nation-states, but she is going to find herself in a corner and she is going to try to come up with an alliance with her friends.”

Mr Macron said that French voters had been too devoted to Europe to accept a ‘Frexit’, and Ms Le Pen would attack the block after associating with the socialist administrations ‘in Poland and Hungary’.

‘It would be a strange club,’ said Mr Macron. ‘I don’t think it is a club that would be good for France. I don’t think it would be good for Europe.’ Mr Macron is an intense Europhile who once described Brexit as ‘a crime’ provided by dishonest politics.

About Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron (Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron) was born on 21 December 1977 in Amiens is a French politician who has been working as the president of France since 14 May 2017. He is the son of Françoise Macron, a physician, and Jean-Michel Macron, a  professor of neurology at the University of Picardy. The couple took divorced in 2010. He has two siblings, Laurent and Estelle, born in1979 and 1982 respectively. Françoise and Jean-Michel’s first child was dead.

Macron completed his study of philosophy at Paris Nanterre University.  He completed a master’s degree in public affairs at Sciences Po and graduated from the École Nationale administration in 2004. He also worked as a senior civil servant at the Inspectorate General of Finances and later became an investment banker at Rothschild & Co.

Emmanuel Macron Family

Macron was appointed as a representative secretary-general by President François Hollande after his election in May 2012. He became one of Hollande’s senior consultants.

He was later elected to the French cabinet as Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in August 2014 by prime minister Manuel Valls. Macron supported several business-friendly changes after being in this position.

He resigned from the cabinet in August 2016, commencing a campaign for the 2017 French presidential election. Macron had been a member of the Socialist Party from 2006 to 2009. He ran in the election under the ensign of La République En Marche, a moderator. He launched the pro-European political movement in April 2016.


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An introvert by choice, Miss Delta pours the words left unsaid in real life into her political articles. Her political ideology revolves around "doing what's right, rather than what's easy," -which is exactly what she idolizes about the Conservative agenda. The plain jane look's just camouflage though- she counts pursuit of martial arts as a "hobby" and aspires to join the army.

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