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With Macron, Europe Takes a Breather From Populism

May 7, 2017 | 20:28 GMT
Supporters cheer outside at The Louvre in Paris on May 7. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election, beating nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen. His victory means that the eurozone will live to fight another day.
Supporters cheer outside at The Louvre in Paris on May 7. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election, beating nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen. His victory means that the eurozone will live to fight another day.
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France's presidency has been decided, and many in Europe are breathing a sigh of relief. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the second round of the presidential election in France on May 7. According to early projections, Macron received around 62 percent of the vote, versus 38 percent for nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen. But winning the election will only be the first of many challenges for the first French president in more than 50 years that does not belong to a mainstream party....

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