5 things to know about French president-elect Emmanuel Macron


"He led a courageous, pro-European campaign and stands for openness to the world and decisively for the social market economy".

On Monday, a French national holiday, the president-elect joined President Francois Hollande in commemoration of the end of World War II.

"I hope for France's sake that Brutus and Judas don't seek En Marche's party nomination", said Socialist MP Alexis Bachelay.

"We make an effort to coordinate our approach and take, when we can, steps together for the well-being of both our countries and the well-being of Europe".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on May 8 that she was "delighted" about Macron's victory and that she had congratulated him the previous night.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has called French President-elect Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him.

Trump did not endorse any candidate in the election, though many believed he supported Le Pen after comments he made in April in apparent praise of the far-right candidate's tough stance on immigration.

"We look forward to working with the new president and continuing our close cooperation with the French government".

Paul Ryan, the US House speaker, also took to Twitter to congratulate Mr Macron: "Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron".

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton hailed the result as a victory for "France, the European Union, & the world".

The Prime Minister's Office says the two leaders reaffirmed the "rich and diverse bilateral relationship that exists between Canada and France".

Since the establishment of the Fifth Republic in France in 1958, there have been three periods of cohabitation, most recently between 1997 and 2002 when President Jacques Chirac from the center-right had to govern alongside a Socialist prime minister as the Socialist Party had control of parliament.

The two leaders also discussed the importance of overcoming Turkey-EU issues in the upcoming period, presidential sources said.

"I am happy with the result of Emmanuel Macron being elected president, which constitutes a veritable relief for all our nation and for the Jewish community of France", Joel Mergui, the president of the Consistoire, wrote Sunday evening in a statement by his group, which is responsible for providing religious services to Jews.

However, his approach on Tuesday was not immediately welcomed with open arms.