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Macron wins in France

Thanks, France, for voting for the only sane option and bucking the populist demagogue trend.

Macron, 39, a former economy minister who ran as a “neither left nor right” independent promising to shake up the French political system, took 66% to Le Pen’s 34%.

His victory was hailed by his supporters as holding back a tide of populism after the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s victory in the US election.

This also makes me wish our political systems in Canada and the US had run-offs. How many Harpers, Marois or Trumps could have been avoided this way?

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