Macron ‘to announce re-election bid in letter to French regional press’

Emmanuel Macron, French President

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# 03 March 2022 16:14 (UTC +04:00)

Emmanuel Macron is to formally confirm that he will run for re-election in a letter published in the French regional press on Friday - the deadline day for candidates to declare for the April elections - according to sources within his campaign team, APA reports citing The Local.

The announcement comes with very little surprise as it had always been widely assumed that Macron would run in the April presidential election, but he had yet to formally declare his candidacy.

Candidates have until 6 pm on Friday, March 4th, to announce that they are running and on Monday at noon the Constitutional Council will publish the full list of candidates.