The victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French Presidential election has generated a mix of jubilation among pro-EU groups and future far-right opposition.
Marine Le Pen
Defeated presidential candidate, second round
“C’est ce choix entre patriotes et mondialistes qui par circonscription sera soumis aux Français lors des législatives.” #Présidentielle2017— Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) May 7, 2017
“Through this historic and massive result, the French have highlighted the patriotic and republican alliance as the new President’s main opposition. The political parties which took the responsibility of electing M. Macron discredited themselves and have lost their legitimacy in claiming to represent forces for change or credible opposition”.
Current French President
“I called Emmanuel Macron to warmly congratulate him on his election. I expressed to him by best wishes for the success of our country.”
Chancellor of Germany
“Your victory is a victory for a strong united Europe and for German-French friendship”.
European Council President
“Congratulations to French people for choosing Liberty, Equality and Fraternity over tyranny of fake news”.
European Commission President
EmmanuelMacron</a>! Heureux que les Français aient choisi un avenir européen. Ensemble pour une <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Europe?src=hash">#Europe</a> plus forte et plus juste <a href="https://t.co/GWlxKYs4hL">pic.twitter.com/GWlxKYs4hL</a></p>— Jean-Claude Juncker (JunckerEU) May 7, 2017
“I am delighted that the ideas you defended of a strong and progressive Europe, which protects all its citizens, will be those that you will carry into your presidency in the debate about the history of Europe”.
UK Prime Minister
“France is our closest allies and we look forward to working with the new President on a wide range of shared policies”.
Italy Prime Minister
Evviva #Macron Presidente Una speranza si aggira per l'Europa— Paolo Gentiloni (@PaoloGentiloni) May 7, 2017
“Hurrah Macron President! There is hope for Europe!”
Former UKIP leader
'— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 7, 2017
EmmanuelMacron</a> offers 5 more years of failure, power to the EU and open borders. If <a href="https://twitter.com/MLP_officiel">MLP_officiel sticks in there, she can win in 2022.
“Macron offers five more years of failure, more power to the EU and a continuation of open borders. If Marine sticks in there, she can win in 2022”.
President of the United States
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
“Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him”.