Sunday, May 7, 2017

Emmanuel Macron Wins The French Presidency -- News Roundup May 7, 2017

New York Times: Highlights of the French Presidential Vote

■ The independent centrist Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen and will become the next president of France, according to preliminary results on Sunday, ending a bitter campaign to determine the country’s future participation in a united Europe.

■ With almost all of the ballots counted, Mr. Macron had about 65 percent of the vote and a decisive lead over Ms. Le Pen, who was at about 35 percent.

■ Nearly a quarter of eligible voters did not cast a ballot, according to the Interior Ministry, and turnout was lower than in the past three presidential elections. This suggests that voters’ anger remains strong in France, and the new government will have to contend with this disaffection.

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Emmanuel Macron Wins The French Presidency -- News Roundup May 7, 2017

Macron beats Le Pen to win French presidency, toughest tasks to come -- France24
Pro-EU Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president -- AP
Macron wins French presidency, to sighs of relief in Europe -- Reuters
Macron vows to unite France after stunning election win -- The Local/AFP
French election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president -- BBC
France rejects Le Pen and her right-wing populist tide, and turns to Macron -- Washington Post
French election: Emmanuel Macron wins presidency by decisive margin -- The Guardian
Macron's Supporters Hail Victory for the EU at Party by Louvre -- Bloomberg
Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election over rival Marine Le Pen -- FOX News
Centrist Macron victorious in French presidential election -- DW
French election: Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency by emphatic margin -- ABC News Online
Banker, economic adviser and now youngest French president -- AP
Macron set to lead France as youngest ever president -- DW
Profile: France's new president Emmanuel Macron never held elected office -- USA Today
Centrist Macron beats right-winger Le Pen in French presidential election -- RT
Emmanuel Macron elected next French president -- Al Jazeera

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