Monday, May 8, 2017

Emmanuel Macron is named the next French President

Photo: AP

The second round of the French presidential elections pits two candidates vying for the seat to become the next French president. 

The former is the leader of the far-right National Front party, Marine Le Pen, who plots to become the first female leader of this nation while dishing out her Donald Trump-style approach by closing borders, terminate the Schengen agreement, ban everything Islam, and the biggest of all is plotting a Frexit from the European Union, while the latter is the former economic minister for the Socialist Party, Emmanuel Macron, who formed his own movement called En Marche, which became the fastest-growing movement with over a hundred thousand members, and his plan to unleash a political revolution, something that the lefts and the rights never achieve to do so.

Yesterday, millions of French voted to decide the fate of their nation, and with the votes tallied, the winner to become the next French president is none other than the outsider named Emmanuel Macron. Macron garnered 66.1% of the votes, compared to the 33.9% of the votes Le Pen garnered.

Macron's win can be either a good news and a bad news because while some don't know the extent of his campaign promises because he is new to the politics, the European Union expressed relief, knowing that a win for Macron is a win for the EU. This will put a minor blow against populism that prompted the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, the Philippines that propelled Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs to the top, and the USA with Donald Trump, although the alleged Russian hack prompted some questions that left untold.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Ask comments and questions here!