CNN: Obama endorses French presidential candidate Macron
Washington (CNN)Former US President Barack Obama is wading into the closely watched French presidential election to endorse Emmanuel Macron, the centrist politician widely backed by the establishment in his run against far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
"I have admired the campaign that Emmanuel Macron has run," Obama says in a video, which Macron shared Thursday. "He has stood up for liberal values, he put forward a vision for the important role that France plays in Europe and around the world. And he is committed to a better future for the French people. He appeals to people's hopes and not their fears."
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WNU Editor: My friends in France are hoping that Le Pen will win .... they want to shake up the system .... but the poll numbers that are being released are saying the opposite.
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