US press features Macron win on front pages
09 May 2017 | 9:00 am
US newspapers feature front page news of centrist Emmanuel Macron's election as president of France. Macron won warm backing from his European allies after his resounding victory, but the focus at home shifted to whether he can govern the country without a traditional party.
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After choosing between the familiar faces on offer in April's presidential vote, the French legislative election campaign that followed seemed to many like a seven-week snoozefest. That was until Sunday night. Now, with the first round's ballots counted, Emmanuel Macron has just one week to convince voters to return a centrist majority to parliament for his second term as president. We break down the odds for next week's run-offs.
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