• French election: congratulations pour in for macron from around the world

    Source: FxWire Pro - Commentary / 07 May 2017 18:14:36   Eastern Standard Time

    Congratulations are pouring in for the independent candidate in this year’s French Election, Emmanuel Macron who sealed a solid victory against the Front National candidate Marine Le Pen, who had promised to give France a referendum to move out of the EU if she won.

    • The first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon and a staunch supporter of the EU despite Brexit were among the early birds to congratulate Macron. She tweeted, “Vive La France. Congratulations to new President, Emmanuel Macron on his decisive victory over the hard right.”
    • A spokesman for the UK Prime Minister has confirmed that Theresa May has congratulated Emmanuel Macron over victory.
    • The Belgian politician and the top Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt congratulated Macron via a video posted in the tweeter account; “"We supported him from the very start. I am relieved by his defeat of demagoguery and populism. I am also proud of his commitment to a social, liberal European project."
    • The US President Donald Trump congratulated Macron via his tweeter account: “Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him!
    • The European Council President Donald Tusk and the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker both congratulated Macron. While Tusk congratulated him for also winning against fake news while Juncker said he is rejoicing the win for strong and progressive Europe.
    • The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has sent a telegram congratulating Macron over his victory.
    • German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman says she has called Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him on his victory in the French presidential election.