France Election, Part II: parliamentary vote results today

Today, the second round of voting finishes in the French parliamentary election. Yes, that’s right, folks; their presidential vote wasn’t the end of it, they had to go through yet another vote for parliament, too.   The expectation, based on how the first round turned out last week, is that Emmanuel Macron’s party En Marche!…

Results in France: Macron 65%

That was fast.  Live coverage here of the presidential election. Hopefully, they’ll get the speeches over with quickly, then I can tune in to sports the rest of the day.

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…