France’s president-elect faces tough challenges

May 8, 2017
Emmanuel Macron won handily in France’s presidential election at the weekend, securing two-thirds of the vote. Next month, he faces an even more daunting election challenge — winning a majority in the parliamentary elections. Without control of Parliament, he will struggle to deliver the wide-ranging economic reforms he’s promised. It won’t just be the French […]

Emmanuel Macron may have won the French presidency, but challenges await him

May 8, 2017
His victory may signify a rejection of Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate, instead of support for him.
Emmanuel Macron addresses his supporters after winning the French presidential election.
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Macron ahead as France prepares to choose a president

May 5, 2017
The centrist, pro-European Union candidate has a strong lead in the polls.
French presidential election candidate for the Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen (L) and French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement, Emmanuel Macron pose prior to the start of a televised debate.
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In French election, the EU looms large

May 5, 2017
The two finalists offer markedly different policies on the European Union.
Emmanuel Macron, center, the French presidential candidate for the On the Move party, waves during a campaign rally in Albi, France, on Thursday.
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