With new president, new faces for French parliament

Rosalie Stanley
May 15, 2017

The 39-year-old has also promised that half of candidates in winnable seats will be women.

Commissioning editor Tom Webber acquired United Kingdom and Commonwealth rights to The French Exception: Emmanuel Macron's extraordinary rise and risk from Kerry Glencorse at the Susanna Lea Agency.

Emmanuel Macron's ascent to French President caps a stunning rise for the political newcomer and his fledgling party but he now faces another battle to form a parliamentary majority, with his rivals already plotting revenge in June's general election.

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Icon books will publish The French Exception in September as a paperback original.

"I will be the candidate of the presidential majority at the election".

The FN is hoping to dramatically improve on its current tally of two seats in parliament.

His lack of strong backing by any major political party has analysts looking ahead to Parliamentary elections next month for clues about France's future direction and Macron's ability to shape policy.

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The final results showed that Macron had won 66.1 percent of the votes to 33.9 percent for Le Pen.

One of Macron's other priorities will be to name a prime minister. Macron joined President Francois Hollande in a commemoration of the formal German defeat in World War II.

Ms Le Pen says she will lead the opposition to Mr Macron. Macron's 577 candidates are expected to be announced Thursday and Macron himself will be sworn in on Sunday.

"We need to stay faithful.to the fundamentals of the National Front", Jean-Marie Len Pen, Marine's 88-year-old estranged father and hardline co-founder of the party, said Sunday.

"The National Front is a tool that will evolve to be more efficient, bring even more people together after the number of voters we reached last night".

The party's first secretary Jean-Christophe Cambadélis said "a procedure is ongoing".

Leaders in Germany and Britain praised Macron's victory, but viewed it through their own electoral challenges.

In Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May said Mr Macron's election makes it even more important for British voters to back her Conservatives and strengthen Britain's hand in European Union exit talks.

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