Skip to comments.Macron to become next French president after beating back Le Pen and her populist tide
Posted on 05/07/2017 1:49:45 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie
PARIS France on Sunday shrugged off the siren call of right-wing populism that enchanted voters in the United States and United Kingdom, rejecting anti-E.U. firebrand Marine Le Pen and choosing as its next president Emmanuel Macron, a centrist political neophyte who has pledged to revive both his struggling country and the flailing continent.
The result brought to a close a tumultuous and polarized campaign that defied prediction at nearly every turn, though not at the end. Pre-election polls had forecast a sizable Macron victory, and he appeared to have delivered, with projections issued after polls closed showing him with around 65 percent of the vote.
In a speech to the nation, Macron said the country had turned a new page in our long history. I want it to be a page of renewed hope and trust.
The president-elect also reached out to Le Pen voters, saying he could understand their anger, while vowing to defend both France and Europe. This is our civilization thats at stake, our way of life, he said.
Macron was expected to speak again later Sunday night in the grand courtyard of Pariss Louvre Museum, where news of his win spawned raucous cheers among thousands of flag-waving Macron backers.
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The French elected their own Obama, and they did so at the worst possible time in their history - Western liberal weakness is not only no defense against the Islamic invasion, it’s a friend and ally to the Islamic takeover.
Closeted gay man with mommy issues? They have themselves an Obama! Centrist?? Only to far Leftists!
Today, Muslims all over France are celebrating.
They elected a guy who married a woman much older and barren. A man who has no interest in procreation has no real regard for his country’s heritage or future. Its true. France lost forever its best male genetic stock between 1791-1815 and 1914-1945. The remaining Y chromosomes are definitely second rate. Trump should trust his instincts and disengage from NATO.
The French are too weak to rely on themselves. They’ll let Muttie Merkel take care of them. The Germans always wanted to rule the French, though this will be short-lived with the Muslims preparing to take over in both countries.
Why wasn’t it “Centrist LePen” vs “Far Left Macron?”
They elected their very own Trudeau.
Aw crap. I’d hoped she’d pull a Trump style victory. Eh well.
I always thought Obama suffered from abandonment syndrome. Daddy left him to knock up other trampy American coeds, and mommy kept dumping him on granny so she could have sex with exotic men in foreign countries.
whatever the case, he wasn’t a high priority in anyone’s life.
RIP Republique Francaise - 1789 - 2017
But wait. I thought the Russians hacked the French election.......
France voted to surrender. Shocking....
Only because of vote tampering from what I’ve heard.
the last guy was an actual socialist. I think this may be a step towards the center.
Europe has learned to take an ass-whipping. 4 more years of excusing away terrorism is in store.
nah. what was tampered with was the spine of the French, and that was decades ago.
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