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Trump Congratulates Macron On 'Big' Win In French Presidential Election

Trump Congratulates Macron On 'Big' Win In French Presidential Election

"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate Emmanuel Macron on his election as the next President of France".

Forecasts proved accurate for the presidential election's first round last month, and markets earlier rose in response to Mr Macron's widening lead over his rival after a bitter television debate on Wednesday.

"A new chapter in our long history begins tonight". "I want it to be that of rediscovery of hope and trust".

His margin of victory was more than 2% higher than was projected prior to the mandated blackout on media coverage that started at midnight on Friday.

In the meantime, National Front founder and Marine Le Pen's father, Jean-Marie le Pen, said that his daughter's position on the euro and pensions had harmed her campaign.

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Bolivia's President Evo Morales said Venezuela had the right to "decide its future. without external intervention". Regional elections slated for last year have yet to be called and a presidential election is due for next year.

Meanwhile, Le Pen's 27-year-old niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, said she felt a "certain amount of disappointment" at the result and said it was time for "reflection". "Right now, she is in second place", he said at the time.

An unusually high voter abstention rate of 25.3% has been projected.

"This is a victory for the French people and for European cooperation".

From 2006 through 2009, Emmanuel Macron was a member of the Socialist party.

Once the presidential ballot is over, attention will switch to whether the victor will be able to get a majority in Parliament.

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Outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande, who decided in December against seeking re-election, cast his ballot in his former electoral fiefdom of Tulle, in central France. There are 11 expat constituencies globally.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wanted to work together with Macron on a "progressive agenda" to "promote worldwide security, increase collaboration in science and technology, and create good, middle-class jobs on both sides of the Atlantic".

A spokesperson for Obama later said that this should not be considered an official endorsement and that Macron had requested the call.

"You can have two situations, he will convincingly get a majority on his own... if he doesn't win an overall majority he can enter into an alliance, German-style, after the elections, with other parties on the right and the left", Ravi Viswanathan, a Singapore-based investor who is seeking an En Marche! ticket told The Hindu. Mr. Viswanathan, who was born in Puducherry, has applied to run for the expat constituency that covers India, China and Russian Federation.

But many analysts are sceptical about Macron's ability to win a parliamentary majority, meaning he might have to form a coalition of lawmakers committed to his agenda.

Trumps executive order on religious liberty hailed
Under current law, churches are free to promote political candidates but must forgo such activity to obtain tax-exempt status. That is the loosely enforced amendment that has prevented religious leaders from talking politics since the 1950's.

NAIJ.com recently ran a presidential poll. Ms. Le Pen's party said they were turned away because of a lack of space at the venue in Vincennes, just east of Paris.


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