World leaders react to Macron's election victory

World leaders react to Macron's election victory
By Pierre Bertrand
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The victory of Emmanuel Macron has generated a mix of jubilation among pro-EU groups and future far-right opposition.

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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”.

Francois Hollande
Current French President

J’ai appelé EmmanuelMacron</a> pour le féliciter chaleureusement pour son élection. Je lui ai exprimé tous mes vœux de réussite pour notre pays</p>&mdash; François Hollande (fhollande) May 7, 2017

“I called Emmanuel Macron to warmly congratulate him on his election. I expressed to him by best wishes for the success of our country.”

Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany

“Your victory is a victory for a strong united Europe and for German-French friendship”.

Donald Tusk
European Council President

Félicitations à EmmanuelMacron</a>, aux français qui ont choisi la Liberté, l&#39;Egalité et la Fraternité et dit non à la tyrannie des "fake-news"</p>&mdash; Donald Tusk (eucopresident) May 7, 2017

“Congratulations to French people for choosing Liberty, Equality and Fraternity over tyranny of fake news”.

Jean-Claude Juncker
European Commission President

Félicitations 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>&mdash; 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”.

Theresa May
UK Prime Minister

I warmly congratulate EmmanuelMacron</a> on his success and look forward to working with him on a wide range of shared priorities.</p>&mdash; Theresa May (theresa_may) May 7, 2017

“France is our closest allies and we look forward to working with the new President on a wide range of shared policies”.

Paolo Gentiloni
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!”

Nigel Farage
Former UKIP leader

'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.

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 7, 2017

“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”.

Donald Trump
President of the United States

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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”.

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