Emmanuel Macron’s victory restores French hope for change

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    Emmanuel Macron, who campaigned on promises to reboot France’s troubled economy and reform what he called a “failed” political system, decisively won Sunday’s French presidential election victory against Marine Le Pen, the far-right nationalist who had threatened to pull France out of the European Union.

    Macron’s victory – he won around 66 percent compared to Le Pen’s 34 percent – has brought relief to European allies who feared another populist upheaval would follow Britain’s vote to quit the EU and Donald Trump’s election as US president.

    Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Paris.

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    In This Story: Emmanuel Macron

    Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. In the legislative elections a month later, Macron’s party, renamed “La République En Marche!” (LREM), secured a majority in the National Assembly. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.

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