I share your giddy feeling … bit less weight on my shoulders, bit less worry! 🇫🇷
Tonight I am pleased … almost giddy, as it were! The French exhibited great common sense and showed Ms. Marine LePen the door, electing Emmanuel Macron by a decisive margin … 66% to 34%, according to the Guardian. This despite Putin’s efforts to rig the election in favour of LePen, as he did for Trump in the U.S. election last year.
Macron’s victory speech was somber and gracious. He said he accepted that many had voted for him even though they disagreed with his programme to “defend the republic against extremism”. When he mentioned those who had voted for Marine Le Pen, there were boos and whistles from the crowd. “No, don’t whistle them. They have expressed today their anger and dismay – and sometimes convictions. I respect that. But I will do everything I can in the next five years so there is no reason to vote for…
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