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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Macron wins French Election but is that good or bad news for British Brexiteers?

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Hazel Speed

Mr Macron has had a decisive victory in winning the French election. Marine Le Pen has also reminded everyone that she remains the official opposition Party.

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Macron stretches lead as French presidential campaign enters final day

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Mathieu Rosemain and Andrew Callus

Independent centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron extended his lead in the polls over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Friday, the final day of a tumultuous election campaign that has turned the country’s politics upside down.

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French voters sceptical Macron and Le Pen have answers on key issues

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Matthias Blamont

A week before the decisive second round in France’s presidential election, many voters are sceptical that either of the two candidates can solve chronic unemployment or tackle security concerns, a poll published on Sunday found.

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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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