American, Dutch, French and Spanish politics, by Nick Ottens
French Elections 2017
Presidential and parliamentary elections were held in France between April and June 2017. François Hollande, the Socialist incumbent, did not seek reelection. The Atlantic Sentinel endorsed the liberal Emmanuel Macron, who defeated the far-right Marine Le Pen with 66 against 34 percent support. His party won a majority of 350 out of 577 seats in the National Assembly.