Macron team to announce candidates for June parliamentary election

Nigel Farage, who spearheaded a campaign for Britain's exit from the European Union as former leader of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP), said the French voters had been tricked by a "giant deceit", claiming Macron "will become [European Commission President Jean-Claude] Juncker's puppet". Achieving the second goal requires the preparation of a list of candidates for the legislative elections scheduled for June 11 and 18.

Macron, at 39, was the youngest presidential candidate ever to run in France.

Within minutes of the results on Sunday, a defeated Le Pen sounded the charge for the general election. Numerous more than 57,000 French nationals in Canada cast ballots Saturday in the run-off election.

Traditionally, the president and prime minister are of the same party.

If another party wins the majority, Macron could be pressured to choose a prime minister from that party in a situation called "co-habitation".

"France is America's close ally & good friend", tweeted Senator Marco Rubio, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination past year against Trump.


Though Macron's party does not have any members in the current parliament, Macron and his aides are hoping to secure a majority in June to allow him to push through economic reforms to revive an economy beset by high unemployment and sluggish growth. Given that something like 47 per cent of French jobs are either in government service or directly depend on government, Mr Macron's version of Project Fear was to suggest that Marine Le Pen would damage such employment and pensions.

But an official said Wednesday that Valls had not yet fulfilled the criteria to be a candidate. Macron's En Marche party now has no seats in parliament, though an opinion poll last week predicted it would emerge as the largest in the parliamentary elections next month.

Macron wins French presidency but hurdles remain in campaign to governEmmanuel Macron steps into his new role as France's President-elect. The ceremony will follow as- Macron will go to the Elysee and be received in the courtyard by Hollande.

On Monday, though, Hollande gripped Macron's arm before the two men walked side by side and then announced the transfer of power would take place on Sunday. Le Pen favored ditching the euro and creating stricter business-protectionist measures and a large reduction in immigration. A possible change to the name of her National Front party may be on the cards after she vowed to lead a "new force" into the parliamentary elections. "The Front National is a tool that will evolve to be more efficient, bring even more people together after the number of voters we reached last night".

"The old parties are dying, or are already dead", Valls said.

Leaders in Germany and Britain praised Mr Macron's victory, but viewed it through their own electoral challenges.

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