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Macron defeats Le Pen in the French presidential election – POLITICO


In this special issue, we analyze the outcome of the French presidential election and its implications for France and for Europe.

The show features highlights from an election night discussion with members of our French election team, streamed live on Twitter and moderated by POLITICO’s Andrew Gray.

Political journalist Clea Calcutt gives us an overview, Elisa Braün reports on Emmanuel Macron’s victory rally in front of the Eiffel Tower and Giorgio Leali reports on the reaction of the Le Pen camp. Chief Europe Correspondent Matt Karnitschnig joins us from Berlin to examine the implications for the EU and transatlantic relations.

You can find all of our French election coverage here, and if you prefer your French politics in Frenchyou can get our Daily Paris Playbook here.



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