French Presidential Election – Final Round

French Presidential Election - Final Round


Reagan White, Staff Writer

On Sunday, May 7, France held their final round of the French presidential election. Emmanuel Macron won 66.1% versus the 33.9% of Marine Le Pen, according to The Telegraph. Marine Le Pen won twice the amount of votes as her father in 2002. Le Pen, however, only won the vote of two territories in France. The voter turnout was the lowest since 1969, which one may argue is why Macron won by such a large margin. Some are arguing that Le Pen has set up a good election for her to run again in 2022. Macron’s victory is undoubtedly a victory for the European Union, since both he and the EU have been in great favor of globalization.