Ex-French PM Valls wants to be part of Macron's En Marche!

Jay Anderson
May 18, 2017

EU Council President Donald Tusk said the French had chosen "liberty, equality and fraternity" and "said no to the tyranny of fake news".

He clinched 18 percent of the vote in the 2002 presidential elections - the first time that National Front made it to the final round.

Valls said that "I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, the Republic on the Move".

Jean-Paul Delevoye, head of the committee for selecting parliamentary candidates for Macron's party, said any would-be candidate must respect the party's rules and then the committee would review the application.

According to the White House, Trump "emphasized his desire to work closely with President-elect Macron in confronting shared challenges, and noted the long and robust history of cooperation between the United States and its oldest ally, France".

"What he has achieved in a year is impressive", she said, before adding: "I hope he will be able to make progress, but we must be realistic". The holiday marks the day of the formal German defeat in World War II.

The president-elect is left-leaning - a one-time Socialist party member - and was a senior advisor to Hollande and an economy minister in his government 2014-2016.

Ferrand said the names of Macron's 577 candidates in the legislative elections would be announced on Thursday.

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In contrast, Mr Macron, has campaigned for greater European integration.

The win of the pro-Europe centrists in France, Europe's major power along with Gerrmany, is the most convincing affirmation yet that mainstream Europe desires to stick with the European Union, unlike Britain, which moved away last June after the Brexit vote. But in his statement, Korsia also referenced concerns over the support shown to Le Pen - a nationalist who seeks a ban on wearing Jewish and Muslim religious symbols in public, ritual slaughter and the provision of pork-free meals in school cafeterias.

"The National Front is a tool that will evolve to be more efficient, bring even more people together after the number of voters we reached last night". "We have someone who is going to break up society".

Emmanuel Macron was elected the next president of France following the race between him and far-right Le Pen.

On the financial front, European stock markets edged down in early trading as investors had been widely expecting Macron's victory.

One proponent of euro bonds told Reuters on Monday that Macron's clear win in Sunday's election could mark a step toward creation of such instruments. The country's growth potential also remains relatively weak, and is unlikely to reach above 1.5 percent unless significant reforms are enacted, the agency explained.

Germany's DAX was down 0.3 percent at 12,683 and Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.1 percent at 7,301.

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