Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:01 PM

UPDATE: With Macron, France Chooses Obama-Like Hope Over Trump-Like Fear

Posted by Anthony L. Hall

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, projected results say.

Mr Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by about 66% to 34% to become, at 39, the country’s youngest president, the results show. …

The BBC’s Hugh Schofield in Paris says this is the most remarkable success story of how a man who three years ago was utterly unknown to the French public, through sheer self-belief, energy – and connections – forged a political movement that has trounced all the established French political parties.

(BBC, May 7, 2017)

I said all I care to in my related commentary, “France’s Marine Le Pen, Putin’s Latest Democratic Honey Trap,” May 6, 2017.

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