Charles-Henri Gallois, President of Technology Frexit, took to social media to tear into President Emmanuel Macron over his resolution to play Ode to Pleasure at his victory celebration in Paris. Mr Macron gained his second consecutive French Presidential Election final evening after he defeated Nationwide Rally candidate Marine Le Pen by 58 % to 42 %.
The margin was barely narrower when the pair confronted off in 2017, as Mr Macron emerged victorious by 66 % to 34 %.
The French President celebrated his victory, simply as he did 5 years in the past, by enjoying Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ode to Pleasure as he walked alongside his spouse Brigitte in entrance of the Eiffel Tower.
Mr Gallois responded in a put up to his 25,000 Twitter followers.
Writing in French, the Frexiteer stated: “Macron returning to the EU anthem!
“Anti-France gained. The overseas celebration is again in energy.”
Mr Macron, who’s presently the rotating President of the EU Council, has been eager to emphasize his Europhile credentials in the course of the marketing campaign and even warned Ms Le Pen had a secret plot to pull France out of the Brussels bloc.
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The French President had even insisted the ballot was a referendum on France’s EU membership.
Leaders from throughout the EU27 additionally appeared to laud his victory as a triumph for the bloc.
Paolo Gentiloni, the Italian-born European Commissioner for Financial and Financial Affairs, stated: “The re-election of Emmanuel Macron is extraordinary.
“France has chosen Europe. A blow for sovereignty.
“And now the relaunch of the European mission.”
EU Fee President Ursula von der Leyen added: “Pricey Emmanuel Macron, congratulations in your re-election as President of the Republic.
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Ode to Pleasure, which was first written by the German composer in 1785, was adopted because the so-called ‘Anthem of Europe’ by the Council of Europe in 1972.
In response to the EU Parliament web site, Ode to Pleasure was formally adopted by the Brussels bloc in Could 1986 throughout a ceremony within the Belgian capital.
The ceremony additionally noticed the EU formally unveil the so-called ‘Flag of Europe’, which had already existed since 1955.
Nonetheless, Mr Gallois’ intervention is just not the primary time anti-EU politicians have taken exception to the Beethoven basic.
Brexit Celebration MEPs, who had been led by ex-UKIP chief Nigel Farage, precipitated controversy throughout the bloc after they determined to show their backs to the anthem following their victory within the 2019 EU Parliamentary Elections.