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Emmanuel Macron Elected Youngest Ever President Of France With 65% Of The Vote

Update: As Emmanuel Macron arrived in the courtyard of Paris’s Louvre museum to deliver his victory speech to thousands of supporters, the European Union’s anthem “Ode to Joy” played in the background. “Tonight, France won,” he said to rapturous crowds, adding that “Europe and the world are watching us.” Macron said, cited by the Telegraph, […]

Belgian Press: Macron Has Between 63% And 64% Of The Vote

While French pollsters and poli-pundits are prohibited from providing “hot-takes” or preliminary exit-polls ahead of the closing of polls at 8pm local time, the Belgian press is not similarly constrained, and according to L’Echo, citing early exit polls, Macron would win the vote with between 63% and 64% of the vote, while empty ballots would […]

France: What Is The Presidential Campaign Really About?

Authored by Yves Manou via The Gatestone Institute, The result of this mess is that France as one country no longer exists. People who voted for Le Pen seem to feel not only that they lost their jobs, but that they are becoming foreigners in their own country. Macron, for many analysts, is the candidate […]

Le Pen Names Nationalist As Prime Minister In Last Minute Bid To Boost Votes

With one week to go until the runoff round in the French presidential elections, Marine Le Pen – materially lagging her rival Macron according to daily polls – on Saturday chose defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister, in a last-minute attempt to court his voters and help her defeat her opponent. “As […]

Macron, Le Pen Take Lead In French Presidential Election: Live Feed

Update 2:43pm ET: Francois Fillon concedes, saying “this defeat is mine, and mine alone”, although as Bloomberg notes, “Fillon is still bitter, though, about the investigative journalism and resulting criminal investigation, that torpedoed his campaign.” Oh, and like all of the French political establishment, he endorses Emmanuel Macron. BREAKING: Defeated French conservative Fillon calls on […]

“The Nightmare Scenario” And Everything Else: The Full French Election Matrix

Yesterday, we presented a Deutsche Bank research report which tried to evaluate whether, despite polls suggesting otherwise, a Le Pen-Melenchon first round victory was possible in the French election this coming Sunday. In a surprising break from the conventional wisdom, this is what DB concluded: Melenchon’s rise in the polls has been one of the […]

Still More Tightening In French Polls

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, A week ago, French polls had tightened to the point where any combination of candidates could make it to the final round. The polls are now so tight that at least one upset is arguably likely. A mere two points separate Marine Le Pen from both François Fillon and […]

Le Pen Faces Disaster In Election After “Monumental” Computer Error

Despite leading in the polls for Round One, The Express reports that a monumental computer blunder could cost Marine Le Pen the French general election as 500,000 citizens living outside of France have the chance to vote twice. The election has become extremely close with just 4.5 percentage points separating Macron, Fillon, Mélenchon, and Le […]

Wolfgang Schaeuble: “If Muslim Migrants Don’t Like Europe, Go Elsewhere”

Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble did everything in his power to infuriate three distinct groups of people today. First, in a statement that may infuriate several million German immigrants, Schaeuble said that Muslims who migrate to Europe should understand that there are better places for them to live if they do not want to accept […]

This Map Explains The Roots Of France’s Growing Nationalism

Via MauldinEconomics.com, What does it mean to be French? Inherent in this question is a fundamental tension within French nationalism that is unique to France. Originally, France consisted of diverse regions with their own languages, resources, and way of life. Take a look at the map below. This diversity grew into a united country. From […]