Trump praises Macron for 'big win' in France's election


Macron's win across the Channel prompted British politicians to briefly pause their campaigning to laud France's president-elect.

"France has won!" he said.

The results, Cardin said, sent the "strongest possible" message to Russian President Vladimir Putin that his worldview has once again been rejected by European voters. "Everyone told us it was impossible, but they don't know France". His startup political movement - optimistically named "En Marche!".

The gap between yields in Germany and Italy, which faces an election before May 2018, rose to as high as 183 bps, up 10 bps from the day's lows.

"Will the Macron-Le Pen divide - which is a national, existential identity divide, not the usual left-right split - continue into the legislative election?"

Downing Street praised "the United Kingdom and France's unique partnership providing a strong foundation for future co-operation", ahead of Britain starting talks to end its membership of the European Union.

Macron also benefited from luck during the campaign. "New opportunities will now open up for the proactive agenda needed to strengthen the European Union, including more jobs and fair working conditions, a stronger climate policy and a functioning asylum system in which everyone takes responsibility", said Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. Fillon is facing charges in the case.

At the least, Briois, the interim party president who is also mayor of the National Front's northern bastion, Henin-Beaumont, said the party thinks it can get enough lawmakers to form a group - 15.

Emmanuel Macron has never tried to be president before.

One mistake Macron's team says it will not make is to bet on a Merkel loss in September, as Hollande seemed to do five years ago.

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Trogneux went from being Macron's teacher to his partner, and eventually his wife. She accompanied the candidate when he met with Merkel in the Chancellery in March. I will serve you with love.

In 2015 she gave up her career to focus on her husband, who was at the time the country's economy minister.

U.S. Treasury yields rose, the benchmark yield at a four-week high in advance of the sale of $62 billion in bond supply at this week's quarterly refunding and following Macron's victory.

Trogneaux - now 64 with seven grandchildren - will become France's next first lady.

Macron has also said he is determined to develop European defence by coordinating operations and industrial programmes in this area.

As the world waited to see the first speech from the newly-elected French leader, a live feed blunder instead broadcast vision of the 39-year-old in preparation. "Brazil and France will continue to work together for democracy, human rights, development, integration and peace", tweeted President Michel Temer. "I respect them", he declared, unsmiling.

Putin has denied Moscow interferes in foreign elections, and the Kremlin voiced support for Macron's rivals before Sunday's vote. She performed on Sunday significantly better than her father and former National Front leader, Jean Marie, who was crushed in 2002 when he reached the final round of that year's presidential election against Chirac.

"The fact that two-thirds of French voters didn't want a far-right government is a very powerful statement", Goldschmidt tells AFP.

"It's a great honor and an awesome responsibility", Macron declared somberly, thanking his supporters "from the bottom of", as cited by France24.

The euro dipped against the dollar, having risen in early Asian trade to just above $1.10 when opinion polls signalled the scale of Macron's victory over anti-euro nationalist Marine Le Pen. Police sprayed tear gas and detained dozens of protesters holding running demonstrations through eastern Paris after the election results came out.