Trump congratulates Macron on winning French presidential election


Italy's centre-left politicians breathed a sigh of relief at Emmanuel Macron's decisive victory in the French presidential elections on Sunday, hailing it a win for Europe.

"Called President Emmanuel Macron to convey my congratulations on his victory in the French Presidential election", PM said in a twitter message.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday spoke with French President-elect Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him on his victory in the French presidential election, the White House said. "We look forward to working with him to build on the strong relationship between the United States and France".

President Donald Trump of the USA also said: "Ì look forward to working closely with President-elect Macron in the years ahead as we work together on a progressive agenda to promote global security, increase collaboration in science and technology, and create good, middle class jobs on both sides of the Atlantic".

In his words France, by electing Macron as president, has showed Slovakia a way "to stop people in politics, who only criticise and offer only conflict and egotistic solutions", Zuzana Čižmáriková, the head of the communication department at parliament informed TASR.

President-elect Macron had floated the idea of introducing a dose of proportional representation that favours smaller parties or those locked out.

In a victory party on Sunday evening, Macron walked on to the stage to the strains of "Ode to Joy", the anthem of the EU.

39-year-old centrist liberal Macron who ran as the candidate of En Marche!

In addition to determination and talent, Macron's associates say luck also was very much on his side.

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Macron said he understood that some voters backed him reluctantly, simply to keep out Le Pen and her National Front party, which has a long history of anti-Semitism and racism.

Before the results were in, a source close to Le Pen told The Jerusalem Post that not only had they already started preparing for the legislative elections in June, they are thinking ahead to the end of Macron's term and the next presidential elections.

She made it clear, however, that she now saw herself as the leader of the opposition.

Polls closed at 8pm local time - just seconds later Macron's image was beamed onto French televisions with the projected vote share of 65% to Macron, 35% to contender Marine Le Pen.

Earlier, in a solemn televised victory speech, Macron vowed to heal the social divisions exposed by France's acrimonious election campaign.

The news agency, AFP, reported that prosecutors had launched an investigation.

With almost 11 million voters, she doubled the total achieved by her father in the second round of the presidential election in 2002.

The left-wing paper Liberation said he was "under pressure", even before his inauguration which is set to take place next Sunday.