World leaders hurried to congratulate Emmanuel Macron, France’s moderate president, on his re-election and victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s elections.
Here are some of the most common responses:
On Twitter, European Council President Charles Michel remarked, “We can count on France for five more years.”
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen tweeted, “I am glad to be able to continue our good cooperation.”
US President Joe Biden tweeted, “France is our longest ally and a critical partner in addressing global concerns.” “I look forward to our continued close cooperation, including in support of Ukraine, democracy defense, and climate change mitigation.”
Macron was also congratulated by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“We look forward to strengthening our long and enduring Alliance and friendship with France on global challenges,” he added.
French voters, according to Chancellor Olaf Scholz, “have given a solid vote of confidence in Europe today.” I am pleased that we will continue to work well together.”
France is “one of our closest and most significant partners,” according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Johnson expressed his enthusiasm for “continuing to work together on the subjects that matter most to our two countries and to the globe” in a tweet.
President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Macron over the phone after spoken with him many times since Russia’s invasion on February 24.
Zelensky referred to Macron as a “real friend of Ukraine” on Twitter.
“For the sake of the (French) people, I wish him continued success.” He wrote in both Ukrainian and French, “I appreciate his support and I am certain that we are advancing together toward new joint successes.”
Macron’s triumph, according to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, was a “wonderful representation of liberal democracy in action in uncertain times.”
“We wish you and France every success,” he wrote, “particularly your leadership in Europe and as a crucial Indo-Pacific partner for Australia.”
“I look forward to continuing our work together on the issues that matter most to people in Canada and France — from preserving democracy to combating climate change to promoting good jobs and economic growth for the middle class,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
Macron’s triumph, according to Prime Minister Mario Draghi, is “excellent news for everyone of Europe.”
“The people of France have chosen a France dedicated to a free, robust, and fair European Union.” Democracy triumphs. “Europe triumphs,” said socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in a tweet. “Congratulations on your election, Emmanuel Macron.”
French voters, according to Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, made a “strong choice,” selecting for “certainty and Enlightenment ideals.”
“Warm congratulations,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, adding that his organization would continue to rely on Macron’s cooperation on the European and global stage “as humanitarian difficulties and refugee crises get more urgent and complex every day.”
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, expressed his desire to “continue the vital relationship” with France “for a healthier, safer, and fairer world.”
Macron’s “principled and creative leadership” is “essential not only for France, but for Europe,” according to Prime Minister Micheal Martin.
President Ignazio Cassis expressed his eagerness to “continue our good work,” emphasizing the two countries’ close connections.
“Warmest congratulations,” Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson wrote.
She tweeted, “Let’s keep our close cooperation going — bilaterally and for a competitive, green, and resilient European Union.”
France has chosen “liberal democracy over the far-right,” according to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store.
Former French colony Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba praised Macron’s “excellent re-election.”
“Our two countries have a future to build, not just a shared past,” he stated in an online statement.