Sunday, May 7, 2017

Macron Trounces LePen In French Election

A solid defeat for extreme right- wing populism, and by extension Vladimir "Vlad the Invader" Putin and his American dummy Donald "Rump" Trump:
The pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency with a decisive victory over the far-right Marine Le Pen that his supporters hailed as holding back the tide of populism. 
Macron, 39, a former economy minister who ran as a “neither left nor right” independent promising to shake up the French political system, took 65.1% to Le Pen’s 34.9%, according to initial projections from early counts.
The challenge going forward for Macron will be to address the underlying causes of LePen's appeal: the negative effects of globalization and dissatisfaction with the opaque bureaucracy of the European Union and its policies.

For the moment however, Vive la France!

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