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Macron wins French presidency, promises more lawmakers new to politics

Macron wins French presidency, promises more lawmakers new to politics

As well as deciding on the crucial figure of his first prime minister - which will send a powerful signal about his intentions - Macron has also had to grapple this week with the case of a problematic former colleague.

"This vote was in large majority against Marine Le Pen, and I think a lot of people who voted for Macron will go into the streets to protest against his policies, because this was not a vote for him but a vote against the other candidate", Ivanhoe Govoroff, a French journalist, told DW.

Right wing parties have to bear loss in recently held presidential elections in France.

Mr. Macron has become one of the most powerful leaders in Europe and carrying on political and economic reforms agenda for France as well as for the Europe.

After his victory on Sunday night, Merkel praised the success of Macron and his independent, politically centrist En Marche! movement.

No-one who planned to stand for the rightwing Republicans party has defected, party secretary general Bernard Accoyer said on Thursday despite efforts to recruit them.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said it was a "victory for a strong and united Europe" and the two had a "very warm" telephone call after his victory was announced, Macron's team said. "I want Emmanuel Macron to succeed".

But many analysts believe the centrist movement is unlikely to win a majority and will be forced to govern in a coalition.

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The transfer of power to Macron will take place Sunday, outgoing President Francois Hollande announced.

Claiming a "massive" result of 10.64 million votes - a record for the FN - she promised "a profound transformation" of the party to grow its appeal.

This could give the National Front a significant increase on the two seats the party now holds.

"If Macron fails, then the next president will be Marine Le Pen and we need to prevent this at all costs", he added.

"The resistance of the right is the main danger for Macron", said Braud. He must pull together a majority of lawmakers for the party to run in the mid-June legislative election.

But relations between Valls and Macron deteriorated badly during their time in government and the heavy-hitting Spanish-born ex-leader is disliked by many Republique en Marche insiders. The newly elected French president has given the French people new hopes.

Anti-capitalist candidate Melenchon - who won seven million votes in the April 23 first round - is also angling for the consolation prize of opposition leader. "It's my responsibility to hear them", he said.


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