WND – April 23, 2017
French voters couldn’t be more divided on the major issues of the day, election results proved Sunday, as Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen were the top vote-getters in the presidential election that will send them to a runoff next month.
Should the fiery Le Pen win the runoff next month, it could spell the end of the European Union, the euro and turn the nation in a “France first” direction. Macron is considered more of a centrist who would continue most of the policies of the past.
With final votes being counted, Macron leads Le Pen with 23.8 percent of the vote to 21.6.
The projected outcome capped an extraordinary few months for a deeply divided France, which saw a campaign full of twists and turns and a movement away from traditional parties.