How the Outcome of the French Election Will Impact Europe

Beth Cruz
May 15, 2017

Commissioning editor Tom Webber acquired United Kingdom and Commonwealth rights to The French Exception: Emmanuel Macron's extraordinary rise and risk from Kerry Glencorse at the Susanna Lea Agency.

"Plowright is based in Paris, and has been a journalist for fifteen years".

Current French President Francois Hollande and French president-elect Emmanuel Macron, left, participate in a ceremony to mark Victory Day in Paris, France, Monday, May 8, 2017.

Macron has said half of the candidates for his year-old Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) for the 577 seats up for grabs in June 11-18 elections will be newcomers, meaning a diverse range of figures from business, civil service, local activism and academia are set to make their first foray into politics.

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Jeddah - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his election as president of France.

Sylvie Goulard, a French deputy to the European Parliament, said Macron would make Berlin his first official visit, with perhaps a stop to see French troops stationed overseas as well.

All of France's main political parties are now turning their attention to legislative elections in June.


Many voters who had supported other candidates in the election's first round reluctantly cast run-off ballots for Mr Macron only to prevent Ms Le Pen from entering the Elysee Palace.

Last December, Valls was replaced as prime minister by Bernard Cazeneuve, who in his previous role as interior minister had overseen France's reaction to jihadist attacks.

If Mr Macron's party performs poorly, he could also be forced to form a coalition, a common occurrence in many European countries but something very unusual in France.

The decisive result favoring Macron laid to rest the idea that Le Pen and her party might be gaining enough strength to surprise with an outlier victory, such as occurred with the vote favoring Brexit and the win by President Donald Trump in the United States.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday praised Macron for the "courageous pro-European campaign" he waged against Le Pen's the far-right nationalist movement.

"We need to stay faithful.to the fundamentals of the National Front", Jean-Marie Len Pen, Marine's 88-year-old estranged father and hardline co-founder of the party, said Sunday. The people held their referendum last Sunday.

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

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