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A new battle begins: How the world's newspapers reacted to Emmanuel Macron's victory in France

May 08,2017 16:10

The world's media largely hailed the thumping victory of pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron over far-Right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election on Sunday. Mr Macron, 39, who had never run for office before, celebrated with thousands ...


The world's media largely hailed the thumping victory of pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron over far-Right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election on Sunday.
Mr Macron, 39, who had never run for office before, celebrated with thousands of jubilant, flag-waving supporters outside the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Here is how newspapers in France and around the world reacted to the results.
Liberation (France)

An early edition front page of Liberation, the left-leaning French newspaper jointly founded by the late philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, simply declared "Well played," alongside a portrait of Mr Macron and "Well done" alongside a photograph of Ms Le Pen's back.
"Macron elected," it said on its website, alongside several pictures of the 39-year-old. "I will do all I can to be worthy of your trust and confidence," it quoted Macron as saying.
Le Monde (France)
"Macron's triumph: the president's challenges," reads the headline.
The paper points out that although Mr Macron won 66 per cent of the vote, he knows his election is not a "blank cheque". "The battle for the legislative elections commenced on Sunday night."

Le Figaro (France)
Newspaper Le Figaro features a photograph of a smiling Emmanuel Macron with the play on words "win by walking" playing on the name of Mr Macron's movement En Marche! (On the Move).

L'Humanité (France)
Left wing daily L'Humanité says "a new battle begins" on its Monday front page.

Le Parisien (France)
French daily newspaper Le Parisien features a large photograph Mr Macron, who at 39 will become France's youngest president, and an headline reading "39 years old and president". 

La Repubblica (Italy)
Italian daily La Repubblica reads: "Macron. Europe's turning point."

Libero (Italy)
Right-leaning newspaper Libero calls the French president-elect a "bamboccione" a derogatory term which roughly translates as "stay-at-home big baby" or "mommy's boy".

"Macron beats Le Pen. Europe, the Left and the banks laugh. This is what awaits us," reads the subheading.

Le Soir (Belgium)
Belgium's leading French-language newspaper Le Soir features a photograph of a triumphant Emmanuel Macron reading "For Macron everything starts [now]".

El País (Spain)
Spain's highest-circulation daily newspaper in Spain hails the election result as a win against radicalism on its Monday front page.

El Mundo (Spain)
Spanish newspaper El Mundo says: "France puts itself in the hands of Macron."

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