Macron elected for second term. Easily defeats far-right Marine Le Pen

Lee Heidhues 

French voters have the common sense to turn away its reactionary presidential candidate.

It’s disconcerting that America seems to be headed in an entirely different direction.

Breaking News 4.15.2019

France 24 – April 24, 2022

Emmanuel Macron was elected to a second term as French president on Sunday evening with 58.2% of the vote, according to an estimate from the Ipsos polling institute. His far-right challenger Marine Le Pen won 41.8% of the vote in an election that saw the country’s highest abstention rate in 50 years.