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Merkel delighted with pro-EU Macron in the Elysée

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By Christopher Cummins  with Agencies
Merkel delighted with pro-EU Macron in the Elysée

<p>World leaders have been responding the election of Emmanuel Macron.</p> <p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed the result as a victory for European unity.<br /> She sees Macron as a key ally in bolstering the EU with Berlin and Paris at the helm. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Merkel?src=hash">#Merkel</a> says Germany & France will look to reinvigorate the EU with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Macron?src=hash">#Macron</a> win <a href="https://t.co/i8cTHZ8dTt">https://t.co/i8cTHZ8dTt</a> <a href="https://t.co/SKDw4zn6qT">pic.twitter.com/SKDw4zn6qT</a></p>— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) <a href="https://twitter.com/VABVOX/status/861308648722767874">May 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>She gave her reaction to journalists in the German capital:“Emmanuel Macron carries the hopes of millions of people in France as well as people in Germany and across Europe. His election campaign was brave and pro-Europe. He stands for cosmopolitanism and social market economy and we know that Germany and France are bound together historically.”</p> <p>British Prime Minister Theresa May dragged the Macron victory into the UK election and she wants what he got:<br /> “Now yesterday a new French president was elected. He was elected with a strong mandate which he can take into as a strong position in the negotiations. The UK, we need to ensure we’ve got an equally strong mandate and an equally strong negotiating position.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">NEW</span> Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron discuss Brexit after French presidential victory – <a href="https://t.co/4rQjzd26ok">https://t.co/4rQjzd26ok</a> <a href="https://t.co/aJzAN1NxTW">pic.twitter.com/aJzAN1NxTW</a></p>— PoliticsHome (@politicshome) <a href="https://twitter.com/politicshome/status/861475759906541568">May 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Relations between the Macron Elysée and Putin’s Kremlin could be interesting after Macron accused Russia of backing a hacking attack on his campaign. </p> <p>Macron also banned Russian media outlets from attending his rallies. </p> <p>Still Putin wrote a <a href="http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/54465">letter</a> of congratulations to the president elect. </p> <p>In a rare non-confrontational tweet US President Donald Trump offered his best wishes to Macron, he tweeted:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/861300169438113793">May 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>