Congratulations to Angela Merkel (of Germany) and/or Brigitte Macron, one or both of whom is effectively France’s new President.
As expected, Emmanuel Macron has defeated Marine Le Pen in France’s election and will be the nominal occupant of Élysée Palace, on behalf of the women above.
The numbers are not final. Estimates put Macron’s number in the 62-65 area, meaning that Le Pen will be in the 38-35 area. By U.S. standards that is a landslide; but Le Pen got much farther than she has ever gotten before, and will remain a force in French politics.
UPDATE: Per Ace, the final split is about 49% Macron, 26% Le Pen, 25% blank (Abstain). Which is 65-35 on the two-party vote.
Hat tip to Marine Le Pen for the joke here. [Read more…]