Macron has promised to transform the nation of France, which he feels is stagnating with a mix of socially liberal, pro-business, and pro-European policies. Unlike many Socialists in France, Macron is in favor of allowing refugees and other immigrants into the country.:Photo Courtesy:twistity.com
Macron to become next French president after beating back Le Pen and her populist tide
PARIS — France on Sunday shrugged off the siren call of right-wing populism that enchanted voters in the United States and United Kingdom, rejecting anti-E.U. firebrand Marine Le Pen and choosing as its next president Emmanuel Macron, a centrist political neophyte who has pledged to revive both his struggling country and the flailing continent.
The result brought to a close a tumultuous and polarized campaign that defied prediction at nearly every turn, though not at the end. Pre-election polls had forecast a sizable Macron victory, and he appeared to have delivered, with projections issued after polls closed showing him with around 65 percent of the vote.READ MORE