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  Iyar 8, 5777 , 04/05/17

French Chief rabbi endorses Macron

France’s chief rabbi joined a Muslim and Christian faith leaders in an unusual endorsement of presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron against the nationalist hopeful Marine Le Pen.

Rabbi Haim Korsia’s office issued the endorsement Thursday. Titled “Call to Vote for Mr. Emmanuel Macron,” it was co-signed by Pastor François Clavairoly, president of the Protestant Federation of France, and Anouar Kbibech, president of the French Council of the Muslim Faith.

An explicit show of support for any particular candidate is highly unusual for all three clergymen.

“Fully aware that our roles require us to be non-partisan, we are, however, first and foremost responsible citizens and therefore openly are calling for a vote in favor of Emmanuel Macron,” the three men wrote.

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