PARIS – Emmanuel Macron declared victory in the French Presidential election over Marine Le Pen – winning about 65% of votes against 34%. The 39-year-old former investment banker and economy minister becomes the youngest French President in history. The President of the European Council Donald Tusk and other Leaders from across the globe extended congratulatory remarks to the new French President.
Congratulations @EmmanuelMacron. Congratulations to French people for choosing Liberty, Equality and Fraternity over tyranny of fake news.
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) May 7, 2017
Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2017
Sweden’s Prime Minister issued this statement on President Macron’s victory:
– We congratulate Emmanuel Macron on his victory in the French presidential election. This is a victory for the French people and for European cooperation. New opportunities will now open up for the proactive agenda needed to strengthen the EU, including more jobs and fair working conditions, a stronger climate policy and a functioning asylum system in which everyone takes responsibility.
– Cooperation between Sweden and France is strong. The Government will now forge new ties with Macron’s government and work with them to advance European cooperation.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post