French ex-prime minister Valls offers to back Macron in June elections

Manuel Valls is joining the Emmanuel Macron's party, En Marche, as France goes to the polls in June he told RTL radio on Tuesday.

Icon Books is to publish a "careful examination" of Emmanuel Macron, the 39 year-old president-elect of France, by freelance journalist Adam Plowright. Le Pen called for France to leave the European Union and drop the euro currency in favour of the franc. "More than ever in the forthcoming months France will need you", Le Pen said.

European Council President Donald Tusk congratulated the French people "for choosing Liberty, Equality and Fraternity over tyranny of fake news".

"I understand the divisions of our country that have led some to vote for extremists", Macron said after the vote.

French president Emmanuel Macron.

Amid a sea of red, white, and blue tricolor flags at a victory party outside the iconic Louvre Museum in Paris on May 7, Macron said the country was turning a page in its history and pledged to the thousands in attendance to defend France and Europe and "rebuild links between Europe and its citizens".

But the election results showed that many people chose not to vote for either candidate, signaling skepticism about his project.

But Macron quickly made clear that he understood the magnitude of the task before him after an often angry campaign. The abstention rate was the highest since 1969.

Manchester United's 'crazy' schedule taking its toll on Jose Mourinho's players
The Red Devils will face Ajax in that competition's final in Stockholm on 25 May, with the victor admitted into the Champions League.

Clinton implied efforts to interfere with the French election had failed, likely referencing the release of hacked Macron emails two days before the election.

His election also represents a long-awaited generational change in French politics that have been dominated by the same faces for years.

Mainstream parties on the left and right that were frozen out of Sunday's runoff in a first for modern France, also are regrouping, aiming to clip Macron's wings and impose their political agenda, via parliament, on his five-year term. "Everyone told us it was impossible, but they don't know France", he said. Those forces also spoke to the odds stacked against Macron, a former economy minister in the departing Socialist government.

The president-elect's camp had been critical of Moscow in the run-up to Sunday's vote.

Le Pen says the 10.6 million votes she won on Sunday will make her party the leading opposition.

Marachovsky agreed with this point of view saying that Le Pen's defeat is nothing else but another small victory for her party.

He is considered to be a centrist candidate and has expressed a commitment to the European Union and housing refugees in France. On Sunday, Francois Baroin, a leader of the Republicans, said the party was aiming for an "outright majority" in June. "So there are among us people who come from the left, the center and the right".

Macron's party chief, Richard Ferrand, told a news conference on Monday that his "En Marche!" movement will now change its name to "En Marche la République" or "Republic on the Move", so as to structure itself more like a traditional party.

Related Articles

  • Spurs still struggling to compete on wages, claims Pochettino

    Spurs still struggling to compete on wages, claims Pochettino

    If you want good facilities, one of the best stadiums in the world, then I think it is impossible to stop this type of situation. When asked if Spurs would avoid entering into bidding wars with those clubs in the off-season, Pochettino replied: "Of course".
    Center for International Climate and Environmental Research

    Center for International Climate and Environmental Research

    But this very compromise also means there will likely be no repercussions if Trump's USA scraps its NDC, or simply disregards it. Analysts projects that 57 percent of India will rely on renewable energy by 2027, if the new electricity plan is implemented.
    'Katrina: American Crime Story': Dennis Quaid To Play George W. Bush

    'Katrina: American Crime Story': Dennis Quaid To Play George W. Bush

    FX's crime anthology series enjoyed a massively successful first season that chronicled the racially charged trail of O.J. Leave your thoughts on Golden Globe-nominated Far from Heaven actor Dennis Quaid being cast as former president George W.
  • At Least 2 Dead as Severe Storms, Tornadoes Hit US Midsection

    At Least 2 Dead as Severe Storms, Tornadoes Hit US Midsection

    He will also be touring the Prairie Lake Estates mobile home park, where it was heavily damaged by Tuesday's tornado. One tornado touched down in Elk City in Beckham County, injuring at least 10 people and killing one.
    Soldier charged in attack on Chicago female security guard

    Soldier charged in attack on Chicago female security guard

    The video shows a man walking down the street a little before 2 a.m., and eventually sitting down outside Zoa Stigler's building. They sat outside the building and when Stigler went outside to check on them, she realized one of the two men looked unwell.
    Walker will appoint replacement to Clarke as sheriff

    Walker will appoint replacement to Clarke as sheriff

    Overall, Clarke, a conservative who runs as a Democrat, has been elected four times. Clarke's successor will serve until the end of the current term in 2018.
  • Conte hints he will stay at Chelsea despite Inter interest

    Conte hints he will stay at Chelsea despite Inter interest

    This will be an important game to allow them to get a win over a big team and maintain their position as second on the ladder. "The club want to fight to win every competition - we have the same ambition", said Conte.

    FA to retrospectively punish simulation from next season

    Now, under the new power of the FA, there will be retrospective bans to those who are offenders. The new offence, to be known as 'Successful deception.

    Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

    Up to a dozen candidates have already been vetted, including former senator Joe Lieberman, with an announcement due imminently. There were no immediate reactions from the White House, Flynn, or Russian Federation to the Reuters report.
  • Activity near Jefferson Davis statue fuels speculation

    To Burkhalter, those who want to keep the Confederate monuments and those who would tear them down are separated by a century. Jefferson Davis Pkwy. "Add a monument to King", he said, gesturing toward Jefferson Davis , then had second thoughts.

    National Hockey League playoffs 2017: Ducks vs

    Eaves was spotted on crutches after being injured in Game 3 of the Ducks' conference semifinal series against the Edmonton Oilers. Four days later, he got his next major goal on an exceptional high shot that appeared to glance off Rinne's mask on the way in.
    Trump administration triggers launch of NAFTA renegotiations

    Trump administration triggers launch of NAFTA renegotiations

    Ricketts, a Republican, supports Trump and campaigned for him in Nebraska, but seeks more trade with Mexico, not less. The letter begins a 90-day window before beginning formal negotiations as early as August 16.