The French Election

French voters overwhelmingly chose 39 year old Emmanuel Macron, a centrist, over right-wing rival Marine Le Pen.

  The centrist independent reformer Emmanuel Macron has claimed victory in the French Presidential election. The political newcomer defeated his opponent far-right populist Marine Le Pen by a landslide with more than sixty percent of the vote. Macron ran on a pro-European Union, pro-NATO platform that resonated with French voters in an election that many saw as a test for…