Obama endorses Macron for French presidency in campaign video

Former US president Barack Obama endorses Emmanuel Macron for the French presidency, praising the centrist frontrunner’s “liberal values” in a video posted Thursday on the candidate’s website and social media channels.

Macron has “stood up for liberal values (and) put forward a vision for the important role that France plays in Europe and around the world,” Obama says in the video, adding: “He appeals to people’s hopes and not their fears.”

— with AFP

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