French elections 2017: PM Narendra Modi congratulates France’s youngest President Emmanuel Macron

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated newly-elected President of France Emmanuel Macron. “Congratulations to @EmmanuelMacron for an emphatic victory in the French Presidential election. #Presidentielle2017,” PM Modi tweeted this morning. PM Modi said, “I look forward to working closely with President-elect Emmanuel Macron to further strengthen India-France ties.”

Macron, 39, defeating Marine Le Pen yesterday, created history by becoming the youngest president in the 59-year history of the French Fifth Republic. Macron’s victory marked the third time in six months –following elections in Austria and the Netherlands — that European voters shot down far-right populists who wanted to restore borders across Europe.

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