Sunday, May 7, 2017

France Goes To The Polls To Elect A New President

Reuters: Macron favorite as France votes for new president, early turnout low

French voters choose on Sunday whether a pro-European Union centrist or a eurosceptic, anti-immigration far-rightist will lead them for the next five years, with early figures indicating turnout could be low, but above most recent forecasts.

Opinion polls predict that after 8 p.m. (1800 GMT) Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old ex-economy minister who wants to bridge the left-right divide, will be named as president, seeing off the challenge from National Front leader Marine Le Pen.

A Macron victory would further stem the tide of nativist, anti-globalization voting outcomes like those that will see Britain quit the EU and which made Donald Trump U.S. president.

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WNU Editor: Because of family obligations I will be away from the computer until late Sunday evening. By the time I am back France will have chosen their next President. I will be giving a full update on what has happened at that time. As for live updates from France, go here .... Live: French Election (France 24)


RussInSoCal said...

Le Pen rout. Macron wins 65-35.

viva le Marx!

Anonymous said...

Now that it's settled lets get a look at those emails...see who you really elected!

Jay Farquharson said...

Anonymous said...

Lol, "Back of the line" was game set and match for Brexit...foreign powers meddling, you could say that:)

Jay Farquharson said...


Targetted Analetics makes Democracy Irrelevant.