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What the French elections mean for Americans

Paris( CNN) The second round of the French elections was specified seconds after the polls shut Sunday evening, pittingtwo of the most unconventional candidates for the chairmanship of a nation that prides itself on professionalism and continuity of its leaders. Emmanuel Macron, who heads no political party but rather a move he launched less than a year ago, will go head-to-head against Marine Le Pen, president of the far-right National Front, who has never held national role in France, but who represents her nation in the European parliament elections, which she wants to dissolve.

The reality is that each also represents a dramatically different eyesight of France and its relationships with America. In her acceptance lecture, Le Pen spoke of an goal to globalism — effectively a France First vision of her nation that should mail chills of fear through much of Europe but thrills of amusement through President Trump and his suite. Ironically, it also defines up President Trump, who effectively endorsed Le Pen last week, against President Obama, who called Macron to pleased him godspeed.

While the world for the moment may breath a sigh of relief that a far-left nominee, Jean-Luc Melenchon, was left in the dust, the final round will represent a French be voting in favour of or against France’s remaining in Europe — effectively a referendum on Frexit. A be voting in favour of Le Pen won’t happen by accident. It will be a self-conscious alternative of the French people, who know very well who they will be sending to the Elysees Palace.

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