Shocking footage of Emmanuel Macron being slapped while visiting an area in southern France has gone viral. The French President assumed office in May 2017, winning 66.1 percent of the vote. Mr Macron will fight to keep his position next year when the 2022 French Presidential election is held.
French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped in the face whilst on an official visit to the southeast of France.
A video has been circulating on social media since the incident showing the French leader walking up to a barrier and being hit in the face.
Mr Macron is shown approaching a barrier on a trip to Tain-l’Hermitage outside the city of Valence.
A man wearing a green t-shirt hit Mr Macron in the face before the President’s security officers quickly pulled the man to the ground.
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In the Elabe poll of 1,002 people conducted from June 1 to 2, 36 percent said they approve of the French leader.
A total of 58 percent disapprove of Mr Macron, while six percent said they had no opinion.
In the same poll, French respondents were also asked for their approval and disapproval of Jean Castex.
A total of 30 percent approved of Mr Castex, while 60 percent disapproved of the French PM.
An Ipsos poll conducted from May 28 to 29 of 1,000 people found Mr Macron’s approval rating was higher at 40 percent.
Mr Macron’s disapproval rating was slightly lower than the Elabe poll at 57 percent.
A total of three percent of those polled said they had no opinion.
The Ifop-Fiducial poll conducted from May 27 to 28 found Mr Macron’s approval rating was 41 percent, with disapproval at 59 percent.
According to the Politico 2022 presidential election voting intention poll, Marine Le Pen is ahead in the poll with 27 percent.
Emmanuel Macron is in second place with 25 percent of the vote.
The Republican candidate Xavier Bertrand is in third place with 15 percent.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Yannick Jadot are in fourth and fifth place with 11 and six percent respectively.