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Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency by emphatic margin - projections

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency by emphatic margin - projections

Mr Macron defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential vote, and now must pull together a majority for his year-old political movement by mid-June legislative elections.

Macron pledged Sunday evening to heal France's rifts, saying he would work to address the concerns exposed throughout one of the most divisive campaigns of the country's recent history. Macron has promised that half of those candidates will be new to elected politics.

Macron, the victor of Sunday's vote, is a political newcomer and will be the youngest president in France's history at 39 years old.

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The common currency gave up gains later, with some market participants citing uncertainties on whether Macron´s, rebranded La Republique En Marche, can get a parliamentary majority in elections in June, as a factor. Macron said the person he has "in mind" is in line with the profile he has disclosed previously: someone with political experience, who can lead a parliamentary majority.

The party's Vice President, Florian Philippot, who is gay, said the party must now undergo major change, with a new name being inevitable.

In the first round, French Catholics favoured Republican candidate François Fillon, although not by a wide enough margin to see him through to the second round. While they are not related, many French voters who are feeling the squeeze did look for scapegoats in this uncertain economy and Le Pen's platform of hate was seized upon by many.

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Monday was a French national holiday marking decades of peace in Western Europe, something Mr Macron made a cornerstone of his campaign against Ms Le Pen's brand of nationalist populism.

After her decisive loss, the National Front also geared up for a name change - if not a makeover of its ideas. "I call upon all patriots to join us".

Sylvie Goulard, a French deputy to the European Parliament, said Mr Macron would make Berlin his first official visit, with perhaps a stop to see French troops stationed overseas as well. That vote will determine whether Macron obtains an absolute majority, or has to contend with a fractious National Assembly as he seeks to carry out his program.

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Police say officers determined Uskanil had been drinking but didn't meet the criteria to be arrested for being drunk in public. Due to a disturbance during the flight, the crew requested that law enforcement meet the aircraft upon landing in Honolulu.

"German support can't replace French policies", she said.


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