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World leaders react to Emmanuel Macron as France’s new president


[5/7/2017 4:51:04 PM]

AMMONNEWS - From the United States to Morocco, world leaders immediately reached out to congratulate French President-Elect Emmanuel Macron.

Macron, who has a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeated Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.

Macron said that his victory in Sunday’s election represented “hope” and a “new chapter” for France.

“A new chapter in our long history begins tonight. I want it to be one of hope and renewed confidence,” Macron said.

United States – President Donald Trump
United states President Donald Trump says on twitter: congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next president of France. I look very much forward to working with him.

Germany – Chancellor Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman welcomed Macron’s resounding win in France’s presidential election on Sunday as a “victory for a strong and united Europe”.

“Congratulations, @EmmanuelMacron. Your victory is a victory for a strong and united Europe and for French-German friendship,” wrote Steffen Seibert in French and German on Twitter.

Britain – Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister Theresa May has offered her warm wishes to France’s new president-elect, saying she welcomes a chance to work with Emmanuel Macron.

May’s Downing Street office says that she “warmly congratulates President-elect Macron on his election success.”

*Agencies

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