Macron Defeats Le Pen in 🇫🇷 Presidential Election

Alissa J. Rubin, reporting for the New York Times:

Emmanuel Macron, a youthful former investment banker, handily won France’s presidential election on Sunday, defeating the staunch nationalist Marine Le Pen after voters firmly rejected her far-right message and backed his call for centrist change, according to partial returns.

Mr. Macron, 39, who has never held elected office, will become the youngest president in the 59-year history of France’s Fifth Republic after leading an improbable campaign that swept aside France’s establishment political parties.

Kudos to the French for not doing what we Americans did with Trump.