Macron beat Nazi candidate Le Pen all across France (66.1 to 33.9), but his winning margin in “densely populated” areas was the widest at 70.3 to 29.7.

“He won nearly 90 percent of the vote in Paris.” NYT, “How France Voted,” 5/7/17

Now, Macron has put up a slate for the upcoming parliamentary elections, including a spider brooch-wearing mathematician who looks like the sort of Weimar-era bohemian that enraged Hitler’s Brown Shirts.

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Among the diverse candidates is Cédric Villani, a famous mathematician with a penchant for flamboyant bow-ties and spider brooches. He won the Fields Medal – seen as one of the highest honours in mathematics – in 2010. —BBC, “France’s Macron Announces Gender Equal List of Political Outsiders, 5/11/17

Vive La France!

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