Victorious Macron reminded of huge and immediate challenges

Marine Le Pen may have lost this time but the French far right is on the move

The Sovereign described the Moroccan-French secular friendship and the strong and multifaceted partnership as "a strategic choice that the two countries have constantly renewed and consolidated", expressing confidence that this partnership will gain in depth and intensity under Macron's presidency.

Prime Minister Lee, meantime, said he is confident that under Mr Macron's leadership, "France will emerge stronger".

Her tally was nearly double the score that her father Jean-Marie, the last far-right candidate to make the presidential runoff, achieved in 2002, when he was trounced by the conservative Jacques Chirac.

Macron won 66.1 percent of the vote against 33.9 percent for far-right leader Marine Le Pen, final results from the Interior Ministry showed on Monday.

In a tweet Sunday, Trump says he's looking forward to working with Macron, but did not immediately extend an invitation for him to visit the White House. French voters on Sunday ultimately rejected her populist wave of "French-first" nationalism by a large margin, in which Le Pen had threatened to leave the European Union.

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The National Front, meanwhile, is also gearing up for a name change - if not a makeover of its ideas - after Le Pen's decisive loss.

Sylvie Goulard, a French deputy to the European Parliament, said Macron would make Berlin his first official visit, with perhaps a stop to see French troops stationed overseas as well. In interviews Monday, National Front officials said the party founded by her father would get a new name to try and draw in a broader spectrum of supporters. "And so we have an vast responsibility vis-a-vis the French people, who trust us", said Nicolas Bay, the party's secretary-general.

She welcomed his commitment to continued economic reforms and said bilateral cooperation remained a cornerstone of German foreign policy.

In his Monday message to the newly-elected French president, Rouhani said under the aegis of positive mutual interaction and cooperation, Tehran-Paris relations would certainly witness more growth and boost in all fields of common interests in politics, economics and culture.

"This year, I wanted Emmanuel Macron to be here with me so that a torch could be passed on", said Hollande, appearing with Macron at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to commemorate Victory in Europe Day and the surrender of Nazi forces on May 8, 1945 at the end of World War Two. The euro, which had risen Sunday night to a six-month high against the dollar, edged back down 0.5 percent to $1.0946.

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