[Text/Observer Network Qi Qian] The first round of the French presidential election in 2022 is expected to be held on April 10th, which is less than a hundred days before. On the occasion, Tiktok, the increasingly popular social media in French young people, became the “new battlefield” of the election.
French media report screenshots
French media “France 24” reported on the 9th that since 2020, Tiktok’s popularity in France has soared, and young people have become loyal users of the application. As the presidential election approached in April, the presidential candidates of French political parties became more and more active in Tiktok.
The report quoted data pointed out that Tiktok now has more than 6 million visitors every day in France, of which 75%of them are under 24 years old.
French President Macron has not stated whether to participate in the election. In addition, the presidential candidates of various political parties are clear.
On December 4 last year, the French Republican Party nominated Pexerz as the presidential candidate of the party, meaning that the presidential candidates of the mainstream parties have been settled. Among them, the attracted attention was the Socialist Party candidate (now the Mayor of Paris) Idalgo and the “National Alliance” candidate Le Pen. In addition, the left -wing party “Unswerving French” party candidate Mei Langxiong and the very right -wing independent candidate Zemur also announced their participation in the presidential election.
Except for the presidential candidate of the Socialist Party, the presidential candidates mentioned above have registered accounts in TIKTOK to interact with voters.
From left to right, Zimomul, the extreme right -wing independent candidate, Idalgo, candidate for the Socialist Party, and Republican candidate Peckres
In July 2020, Macron released his first Tiktok video. In the neatly trimmed garden of Elysee, Macron, wearing a suit, congratulated high school students who had just got the final exam.
Less than 24 hours later, Mei Langxiong, a party candidate for the “Unswerving French”, also joined TIKTOK. Unlike the serious Macron, Melangxiong’s style is easier. The lyrics that often quote popular songs to satirize themselves and Macron and other candidates. According to French media reports, 70 -year -old Mei Langxiong is considered to be the presidential candidate of the “emergence” in the French politics.
Macron Tiktok fans reached 2.8 million
The “cultivation” of Macron and Melangxiong gains. As of now, Macron is the most popular among all presidential candidates and has received 2.8 million fans and over 18 million likes; Melangxiong’s followers have also exceeded 1.1 million, and the number of likes has reached 9.6 million.
In addition, Zemomul, a very right -wing independent candidate, known as the “dark horse”, also gained a lot of support on Tiktok.
“Unswerving French” party candidate Melangxiong Tiktok fans exceeded 1 million
Paul Smith, an associate professor in French Politics in Nottingham University in the United Kingdom, said that although nearly 1/3 of France’s Tiktok users may be at the age of not at the age Millions of people. “.
“This will be a very close election. The existence of social media is absolutely essential.”
According to Smith’s analysis, according to the current public opinion survey results, even a small number of votes may have a significant impact: Macron is still the most popular, and the gap between other candidates is weak.
Yang Chengyu, an associate researcher at the European Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, also pointed out in an interview that the French party has shown an increasingly fragmented trend, which may affect the French election. Among them, the political forces such as “emerging” such as Zimer are worthy of attention.
“France 24” quoted the results of the polls on January 5th that in the first round of voting, Macron, who had not yet announced the re -election, was expected to be 24%, ranking first; Independent candidate Zimurer Republican candidate Peakres has a weak voting rate, and the voting rate is 16%.
It is worth mentioning that Macron has fallen into disputes due to the recent speeches of the new crown vaccine, adding uncertainty to the upcoming election.
Macron said in an interview on January 4 that the government’s vaccination strategy is to “die” those who refuse to vaccinate vaccines to restrict them to participate in social activities as much as possible. Those who have not vaccinated the vaccine are “irresponsible”, and they are no longer “citizens.”
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