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.

AFP| Updated: May 04, 2017, 18:59 PM IST

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."