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Macron eyes legislative elections after landslide victory in French presidential polls

10 May 2017

Paris: Emmanuel Macron won 66.1 percent of the vote against 33.9 percent for far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election, final results from the interior ministry showed on Monday. As the media across the world broadcast jubilation from Macron's victory celebration outside the Louvre museum in Paris, others joined the Monday's self-proclaimed "Social Front" marches through Paris to protest Macron's election.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his emphatic victory in the French presidential election, expressing hope that the relations between the two countries would further deepen in line with their common interests.

After the parochialism of the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's shock victory in the United States presidential elections, anti-immigrant and anti-globalisation parties have been coming a cropper in Europe.

Fundraiser Sophie McLoughlin says Macron has injected fresh blood into French politics.

"We look forward to working with the new president and continuing our close cooperation with the French government".

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"We look forward to working with him to build on the strong relationship between the USA and France".

In Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May said Macron's election makes it even more important for British voters to back her Conservatives and strengthen Britain's hand in European Union exit talks.

President Xi Jinping congratulated Macron, saying their countries share a "responsibility toward peace and development in the world".

Remarkably, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Macron to bridge deep rifts and work together to fight the "growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism".

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wanted to work together with Macron on a "progressive agenda" to "promote global security, increase collaboration in science and technology, and create good, middle-class jobs on both sides of the Atlantic". "We said in January that this was going to be a make-or-break year for Europe, and this is a positive".

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The French presidential election reinforced the reversal of fortune in anti-European sentiment.

It's now a familiar trend in Western elections: a growing values divide that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has summarized as "open versus closed". He also wrote in a statement that the result was "a victory against hate and extremism" by the French people.

"The turnout was very low", Douglas Webber, a professor of economics and political science at INSEAD's French campus, told CNBC.

In France, the left was deeply divided between the far-left Jean-Luc Melenchon and the Socialists, who were riding on the back of President Francois Hollande's unpopularity. Defeat to those interfering w/democracy.

Macron's rival Marine Le Pen courted a much younger voting demographic. "Macron will be Juncker's puppet".

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Democrats in Congress were so confident on the point they even taunted Republicans with the "hey-hey, goodbye" chant. The all-male makeup of the group was clearly an irritant among some of the chamber's five GOP women.

Meanwhile, Ms Le Pen's father redoubled his criticism of his daughter late on Sunday.

Macron eyes legislative elections after landslide victory in French presidential polls