Macron's victory beats Le Pen in French election Relieves France
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron comfortably won
reelection to a second term Sunday, triggering relief among allies that
the nuclear-armed power won't abruptly shift course in the midst of the
war in Ukraine from European Union and NATO efforts to punish and
contain Russia's military expansionism.
The second five-year term
for the 44-year-old centrist spared France and Europe from the seismic
upheaval of having firebrand populist Marine Le Pen at the helm,
Macron's presidential runoff challenger who quickly conceded defeat but
was still on course for her best-ever electoral showing.