Centrist Macron wins French presidential election

Emmanuel Macron, leader of the center-left En Marche! party, won France’s presidential election on Sunday, according to France24 and other outlets.

The French network projected the win as soon as polls closed, saying Macron had won an estimated 65 percent of the vote.

Following the initial results, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver said Macron was on track to beat polling expectations.

“Macron headed for a ~31 point win, which will mean polls underestimated him by ~7 pt. A bigger error than Brexit and much bigger than Trump!” Silver tweeted.

via Centrist Macron wins French presidential election | TheHill

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