France picks its brand-new president Sunday. Emmanuel Macron, of the newly formed En Marche party, faces off with Marine Le Pen of the National Front. Macron, who led narrowly from the first vote on April 23, has been endorsed by former President Barack Obama. President Donald Trump has praised Le Pen’s populism along with views on immigration yet has not endorsed her. I reached out to sy88pgw Paris correspondent Melissa Bell for her perspective on today’s vote along with what the idea means for France — along with the United States. Our conversation, conducted via email along with lightly edited for flow, is usually below.