Macron wins French presidency, to sighs of relief in Europe

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Mathieu Rosemain and Matthias Blamont

Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.

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Sarkozy camp eyes power sharing role under France’s Macron

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Emmanuel Jarry

France’s centre-right party, seeking to rebound after the defeat of its presidential candidate, said it could share power with Emmanuel Macron if he is elected, as pollsters predict, on May 7.

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Macron and Le Pen trade accusations in French election race

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John Irish

France’s two presidential candidates traded barbs on Tuesday with centrist Emmanuel Macron accusing far-right rival Marine Le Pen of promoting hatred, while she labelled him as the “candidate of the oligarchy.”

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Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote

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Bate Felix and John Irish

France’s outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a “risk” for France.

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French presidential race tightens further

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Adrian Croft and Elizabeth Pineau

Polls showed France’s presidential election campaign tightening further on Wednesday as financial markets fretted about the rising popularity of a far-left candidate who wants to put France’s European Union membership to a vote.

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French Socialist candidate livid as ex-PM Valls defects to Macron

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Michel Rose and Sudip Kar-Gupta

Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday he would vote for Emmanuel Macron in France’s presidential election, becoming the biggest Socialist Party name to turn his back on its official candidate and support the centrist instead.

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France’s Macron raises curtain on election alliance to beat Le Pen

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Brian Love and Michel Rose

France’s presidential race took a new turn on Thursday as independent Emmanuel Macron raised the curtain on a partnership with veteran centrist Francois Bayrou to help him beat the far-right’s Marine Le Pen.

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