Macron win sends 'powerful message' to far-right, top Europe rabbi says

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"Victory for Macron, for France, the European Union, & the world", Clinton said, expressing her support for Macron's defeat of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Monday to concentrate on his new job.

Macron's optimistically named "En Marche!". Transforming an outfit so young into a political force will be no easy task.

Commentators were already focused on Macron's next battle as part of his planned "revolution" of French politics: parliamentary elections on June 11 and 18.

Moreover, despite Macron's determinedly can-do attitude, the enthusiasm for the former investment banker has its limits.

"Macron needs to make sure that he has a strong hand in the parliament which will help him to make swift movements".

Webber said: "Adam's extremely clear writing and analysis impressed me immediately: his eye for human detail and careful examination of the stages of the Macron surge add a thrilling dimension to this tale of unexpected political victory".

"I understand the anger, the anxiety, the doubt which many of you have expressed and it is my responsibility to hear that".

"I can work in a government majority", said Bruno Le Maire, a senior Republicans official, who had been an aide of presidential candidate Francois Fillon, and is tipped by some to become the new foreign minister.

Macron has divided French opinion.

Of 99 per cent of votes counted from Sunday's second round run-off, Macron won just over 66 per cent against Le Pen's 34 percent.

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Le Pen had called for France to leave the 28-nation European Union and drop the shared euro currency in favor of reinstating the French franc.

Macron will be hoping that most voters take a similarly pragmatic line as he tackles a to-do list of unemployment around 10 percent, simmering tensions in deprived suburbs, and the home-grown Islamist radicalization that has contributed to a wave of attacks since 2015.

Here's how she responded to her loss, and what's likely to be coming up next for Le Pen. His team was also the victim of a hack, which a cybersecurity firm has said bears the hallmarks of Russian involvement.

"The growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism is accompanied by an escalation of local conflicts and the destabilisation of entire regions", said Mr Putin. "In these circumstances, it is especially important to overcome mutual distrust and unite efforts to ensure worldwide stability and security", he said.

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen attends her meeting, May 1, 2017, in Villepinte, outside Paris.

"Happy that the French chose a European future", European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said on Twitter.

"Yesterday a new French president was elected". Many in the ruling Parti Socialiste pledged their support to Macron - including former prime minister Manuel Valls - over their own party candidate, Benoit Hamon.

Icon Books is to publish a "careful examination" of Emmanuel Macron, the 39 year-old president-elect of France, by freelance journalist Adam Plowright.

What are Le Pen's next moves?

She vowed "to bring together all those who wish to choose France, to defend its independence, its freedom, its prosperity, its security, its identity and its social model".

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