The Heat: Macron claims victory in French election

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Incoming French President Emmanuel Macron walks towards the stage to address his supporters at the Louvre Palace in Paris, Sunday May 7, 2017. Polling agencies have projected that centrist Macron will be France’s next president, putting a 39-year-old political novice at the helm of one of the world’s biggest economies and slowing a global populist wave. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Pool)

Centrist, Emmanuel Macron, easily defeated his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen on Sunday to become the new president of France. He will be formally sworn in on Sunday.

At 39, he is one of the youngest leaders in French political history. And, after a hotly contested election campaign, he has vowed to fight what he’s called “the forces of division” in his country.

But, France and Europe are experiencing some serious issues including questions about security and the future of the EU.

CGTN’s Kate Parkinson reports.

The Heat: Macron claims victory in French election Pt 1

The Heat: Macron claims victory in French election Pt 1

Centrist, Emmanuel Macron, easily defeated his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen on Sunday to become the new president of France. He will be formally sworn in on Sunday. At 39, he is one of the youngest leaders in French political history. And, after a hotly contested election campaign, he has vowed to fight what he’s called “the forces of division” in his country. But, France and Europe are experiencing some serious issues including questions about security and the future of the EU. CGTN’s Kate Parkinson reports.
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To talk about the French presidential election and Europe’s future:

  • Philippe Le Corre, visiting fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution
  • Leela Jacinto, international news reporter with France 24
  • Remi Piet, a research associate with the International University
  • Josh Lowe, European politics reporter for Newsweek
The Heat: Macron claims victory in French election Pt 2

The Heat: Macron claims victory in French election Pt 2

Centrist, Emmanuel Macron, easily defeated his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen on Sunday to become the new president of France. He will be formally sworn in on Sunday. At 39, he is one of the youngest leaders in French political history. And, after a hotly contested election campaign, he has vowed to fight what he’s called “the forces of division” in his country. But, France and Europe are experiencing some serious issues including questions about security and the future of the EU. To talk about the French presidential election and Europe’s future: Philippe Le Corre, visiting fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. Leela Jacinto, international news reporter with France 24. Remi Piet, a research associate with the International University. Josh Lowe, European politics reporter for Newsweek.
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The Heat: Macron claims victory in French election Pt 3

The Heat: Macron claims victory in French election Pt 3

Centrist, Emmanuel Macron, easily defeated his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen on Sunday to become the new president of France. He will be formally sworn in on Sunday. At 39, he is one of the youngest leaders in French political history. And, after a hotly contested election campaign, he has vowed to fight what he’s called “the forces of division” in his country. But, France and Europe are experiencing some serious issues including questions about security and the future of the EU. To talk about the French presidential election and Europe’s future: Philippe Le Corre, visiting fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. Leela Jacinto, international news reporter with France 24. Remi Piet, a research associate with the International University. Josh Lowe, European politics reporter for Newsweek.
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