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Emmanuel Macron won a decisive victory against far-right Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, and the whole world exploded into comment.

Many are analysing the outcome against the backdrop of the rise in populism, xenophobia and nationalism in the EU. Others have also highlighted tentative comparisons with the US presidential elections.

For reasons known only to himself, controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange decided to weigh in on the historical elections (from his corner of the Ecuadorian embassy) with this ill-advised tweet...

Implying that two such opposite candidates both lost because of their genders, particularly given their radically different stances on women's issues, has been labelled by many as sexist.

His sentiment went down like a lead balloon on Twitter:

Assange also tweeted this poll:

Many pointed out the apparent hypocrisy of the statement, given the 'email scandal' involving Hillary Clinton that WikiLeaks allegedly helped perpetrate.

Emails were hacked from Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta, which the director of National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, claims Russia was behind.

WikiLeaks' decision to publish the information regardless of the timing, motive or authenticity of the content damaged Clinton's campaign - some say, irreparably.

So effectively, says Twitter, Assange must take some responsibility for affecting the outcome of the US elections...

And finally, people took the opportunity to slam Assange over those sexual assault allegations.

Assange is still being investigated on suspicion of rape, but has not been charged.

He cannot be formally investigated or charged while still hiding from extradition holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy.

Twitter was quick to point this out also.

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