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Macron win shows up governability gap in France

The success of his presidency rests significantly on next month's legislative elections.

At 39, Mr Macron is the youngest president by far in the Fifth Republic, and his new political movement - En Marche! (Forward!) - currently has no seats in the legislature which is presently dominated by Socialists and Republicans. 


EMMANUEL Macron, the independent, centrist candidate, was elected on Sunday as the eighth president of France's almost six-decade-old Fifth Republic.  While there is significant relief, in many quarters, that he decisively beat far right contender Marine Le Pen, the country is in

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