Not everything went as planned on Sunday evening for Emmanuel Macron’s campaign team. The outgoing president was re-elected on the evening of the second round with 58% of the vote. To celebrate his victory, he wanted a nice photo at the foot of the glittering Eiffel Tower.
Bad luck, at the Paris City Hall, his opponent, Anne Hidalgo, decided otherwise, report our colleagues from Figaro. The newspaper explains:The outgoing president’s team requested an exemption from the glare of the Eiffel Tower at 9:30 p.m., during Emmanuel Macron’s speech at the Champ-de-Mars..
A request for this table, at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., was rejected by the Mayor of Paris. The campaign managers would have had this justification:It’s amazing how bright it is tonight. Exceptionally, we can wait 10 p.m. to shed light on it“.
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