Tagged: France election

Results in France: Macron 65%

Macron, Le Pen projected to advance to presidential second round in France

So the centrist-independent Emmanuel Macron and the hard-right Marine Le Pen are projected to be in the runoff for president of France. 

This may not seem like such a shock result to you, the polling had predicted this same outcome, but in fact this is a major political revolution for France. Both mainline parties, the Socialists and the Republicans, have been eliminated: the Socialist nominee in fact only got 6 percent of the vote. What’s more, the Communist Jean-Luc Melenchon got over 19 percent of the vote! 

So it’s been a big night in general for populists, mavericks and outright radicals in France — sort of like what happened in the USA last election.