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French constitutional council officially approves Macron as president-elect

French constitutional council officially approves Macron as president-elect

The Constitutional Council of France officially approved on Wednesday the election of Emmanuel Macron as the country's next president, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

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The presidential election left France's traditional parties on the sidelines, with the conservative Republicans and ruling Socialists eliminated in the first round, and Macron facing far-right leader Marine Le Pen in last week's run off.

Though Macron's party does not have any members in the current parliament, Macron and his aides are hoping to secure a majority in June to allow him to push through economic reforms to revive an economy beset by high unemployment and sluggish growth.

"The Socialist Party is dead; it's in the past", Valls said on Tuesday.

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The head of the En Marche! commission in charge of deciding on the movement's candidates told broadcaster Europe 1 that Valls "does not fulfil the criteria" to be a candidate.

The En Marche! party will now be called Republique en Marche, or Republic on the Move, party secretary-general Richard Ferrand said on Monday.

According to the Council, on May 14, outgoing French President Francois Hollande will delegate his powers to Macron.

Mr Macron is putting together his list of candidates for the legislative elections - a task he has complicated by pledging absolute gender parity and promising that half his candidates will come from outside political circles.

Optimism seemed muted too, with 55 percent of respondents to the Elabe survey saying they thought Macron would "not improve things for the French people".


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