France Presidential Election: Barack Obama announces support for Emmanuel Macron

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Former US President Barack Obama has supported the French centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron, via a video broadcasted on Thursday.

“The French election is very important to the future of France and the values that we care so much about,” Obama said in the message, distributed by Macron’s camp.

Macron “has stood up for liberal values … He is committed to a better future for the French people. He appeals to people’s hopes and not their fears,” the former president said.

“I am supporting Emmanuel Macron to lead you forward,” Obama said, concluding his statement with the French title of Macron’s party “En Marche!” and “Vive la France!”.

Source: Reuters

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