“I’m not planning to get involved in many elections now that I don’t have to run for office,” the former president said in announcing his support for French centrist Emmanuel Macron, “but the French election is very important to the future of France and the values that we care so much about.”
France will hold a runoff election between Emmanuel and a far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen on Sunday. Marine Le Pen also received the support of Donald Trump. Mr. Obama said he chose to support Emmanuel because “the success of France matters to the entire world”.
Mr. Macron posted the Obama’s video support on Twitter.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 4, 2017