It’s a very similar situation to the one the US was in last year. One “ugh a boring politician they’re not exciting and has ties to the big banks and voting for them won’t change anything god i hate the system” candidate versus one “oh look a charismatic fascist who will probably literally kill us all and throw the country, if not the continent, into utter chaos” candidate.
I’ve seen a few people complaining about our new president since he’s a neoliberal… You guys have to understand that the other candidate was an alt-right leader. A racist, homophobic, islamophobic and xenophobic candidate. Not all French people are celebrating the win of Macron, but we surely are celebrating the loss of Marine Le Pen.
Marine Le Pen is an avid Holocaust denier and all-around horrible, hideous person. Thus, I get that French mayor’s point when, upon realizing his town had overwhelmingly voted for her, said: “I feel like quitting now. I don’t want to devote my life to these assholes.”
That might be one of the most powerful political quotes of 2017.