Emmanuel Macron elected president of France

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Series Details 07.05.17
Publication Date 07/05/2017
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Emmanuel Macron was elected President of France on the 7 May 2017 after securing an estimated 66.1% of the vote against 33.9% for Marine Le Pen of the right wing Front National in the second run-off round of the French Presidential Election.

Leaders from across the world congratulated Mr Macron, and in particular, EU leaders from the many EU Member States and Institutions including Angela Merkel, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker.

One immediate challenge for Mr Macron would be the outcome of the June 2017 legislative elections in France. His own new political movement of one year was rebranded La Republique En Marche after his election victory and would seek to secure a working majority in the French parliament to allow the new President to implement his proposed programme.

Emmanuel Macron would formally become President of France on the 14 May 2017.

Speculation mounted as to whom Mr Macron would select as Prime Minister of his government.

For information relating to the defeated candidate Marine Le Pen and the Front National click here.

For information on issues relating to future Franco-German relations in the context of Emmanuel Macron as President click here.

Source Link https://www.thelocal.fr/20170507/live-french-presidential-election-elysee-emmanuel-macron-marine-le-pen
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