Without ever holding a political office, Emmanuel Macron stormed to victory in the French presidential election defeating his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Sunday
This is what some world leaders had to say about Macron’ victory
Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2017
I warmly congratulate @EmmanuelMacron on his success and look forward to working with him on a wide range of shared priorities.
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) May 7, 2017
— Jean-Claude Juncker (@JunckerEU) May 7, 2017
Translation: Congratulations! Happy that the French chose a European future. Together for a more strong and more just
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) May 8, 2017
President Xi Jinping congratulated Macron, saying their countries share a “responsibility toward peace and development in the world.”
“China stands ready to work with France to move the strategic Sino-French partnership to a higher level,” Xi said in a congratulatory note, according to the Chinese foreign ministry.
Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world.
Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can't talk about that)
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 7, 2017
Warmly congratulate @EmmanuelMacron on winning the French Presidential election.
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) May 7, 2017