France, may the odds be ever in your favor.
The French Presidential election felt like a bit of déjà vu for Americans. After the first round of voting on April 23rd, France had a far-right nationalist, Marine Le Pen, in one corner and a centrist, Emmanuel Macron, in the other.
But the battle ended Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. local time.
Le Pen was unmasked as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favorite when she visited Moscow and Putin received her as if she was already a head of state.
As a result of Putin’s not-so-subtle meddling, Macron and his camp decided to blacklist RT (the Russian international television network). The thought was to preemptively circumvent Russian hacking, but they were wrong.