Sunday/ Vive la France

Map of the French election results from the New York Times.

Well, it is great to see the large margin with which Macron became the next (and youngest, at 39) French President on Sunday, over extremist Marine Le Pen.  He will be in office by May 14 (wow), and has his work cut out for him.

From : Victorious in France’s presidential election, Emmanuel Macron inherits a country with 10 percent unemployment and sluggish economic growth. It’s officially still under emergency rule following a string of terror attacks beginning in 2015. France remains a deeply divided country. In the first round of presidential voting, almost half the electorate supported candidates — including the National Front’s Marine Le Pen — who oppose the international trading order championed by Macron, a onetime investment banker with a business-friendly outlook.

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