Barack Obama endorses Emmanuel Macron for French presidency

Former US president Barack Obama endorsed Emmanuel Macron for the French presidency, praising the centrist frontrunner`s "liberal values" in a video posted Thursday on the candidate`s website.

Paris: Former US president Barack Obama endorsed Emmanuel Macron for the French presidency, praising the centrist frontrunner`s "liberal values" in a video posted Thursday on the candidate`s website.

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."

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