Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Morocco's King, African leaders congratulate Emmanuel Macron

Morocco's King, African leaders congratulate Emmanuel Macron

But it's not clear if he will be able to do so.

Trump was among world leaders sending congratulations to Macron, noting his "big win today as the next President of France".

The election victory of French pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has raised hopes among liberal democrats that the populist and anti-globalisation juggernaut behind Brexit and Donald Trump is losing momentum. "It's the start", said Jean Messiha, who coordinated Le Pen's presidential project. "But support doesn't necessarily translate in nomination".

The economic policies of Macron, a former banker who at 39 will be the youngest president in the history of the Fifth Republic of France, differ significantly from those of the Socialist Party. Sunday's election also boasted an abstention rate over 25 percent, the news service added, seemingly indicating high dissatisfaction with the candidates.

Guillaume Balas, who coordinated Hamon's platform, said Valls "excluded" himself from the party with his allegiance to Macon's movement.

After he congratulated him for his election that crowns his political career, the King pointed out that through this election, the French people, faithful to their country's noble values, have made "the choice of progress, openness and confidence in the future".

The president of European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, said in a statement: "We remain extremely concerned by the still large support for parties of the far right, not only in France but across Europe". "I'm not living with regrets".

"The Singapore-France Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership in 2012 underscores our close cooperation across many areas including defence and security, trade and investment, research and development, and culture and education".

Since the first round of the election, Macron has accused Russia of meddling in his campaign with cyberattacks and has refused to accredit Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik, accusing them of issuing fake news stories.

Macron has said he was aiming to secure an absolute majority in the lower chamber through the June 11 and 18 elections. The former prime minister's move was harshly criticized by the PS.

"This year, I wanted Emmanuel Macron to be here with me so that a torch could be passed on", said Hollande, appearing with Macron at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to commemorate Victory in Europe Day and the surrender of Nazi forces on May 8, 1945 at the end of World War Two.

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