Sunday, May 7, 2017

Macron wins French Presidency

Projections are he got about 66% of the vote to Le Pen's 34%. This is a triumph over the recent trend of authoritarian bigots winning elections, including the US. And it's a triumph for independents who are sick of the dominant two-party system, as Macron formed his own Party. However Macron is no progressive but more a moderate depending on the issue. He wants to cut government spending and ease labor laws to the dismay of progressives. Also encouraging is that WikiLeaks leaked thousands of Macron campaign emails in an attempt to sabotage the campaign but it didn't work.

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