France Just Elected Emmanuel Macron

Congratulations to President-elect Emmanuel Macron and the French people. Well ahead in France's presidential election, Emmanuel Macron becomes the youngest president in the 59-year history of France’s Fifth Republic. It was a historic choice for French people between a far-right presidential candidate and a centrist — and they overwhelmingly elected the one who embraced the EU, immigration, free trade, and LGBTQ rights. Voters rejected Marine Le Pen, who had alarmed many in and out of country, by her pointed attacks on Islamic fundamentalism, immigration, hostility to Europe and socially conservative platform.

 Photo by Thierry Chesnot

Photo by Thierry Chesnot