Theresa May has warmly congratulated Emmanuel Macron as she aims to establish good relations with the French President-elect ahead of Brexit negotiations.
DailyMail quoted a Downing Street spokesman said: ‘The Prime Minister warmly congratulates President-elect Macron on his election success. France is one of our closest allies and we look forward to working with the new president on a wide range of shared priorities.’
US President, Donald Trump also congratulated Macron in a tweet: ‘Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him!’
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff Peter Altmaier congratulated Mr Macron with a tweet saying: ‘Long live France, long live Europe!,’ while her chief spokesman Steffen Seibert said it is a victory ‘for a strong and united Europe’.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a message to Mr Macron that it makes him ‘happy that the ideas that you defended of a strong and progressive Europe that protects all its citizens will be those that France will cherish under your presidency’.
And Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who chairs summits of European leaders, tweeted: ‘Congratulations to French people for choosing Liberty, Equality and Fraternity over tyranny of fake news’ – an apparent reference to misleading stories about Macron that were spread on social media in the run-up to the vote.