Meet Emmanuel Macron, France’s new president

The French people have elected Emmanuel Macron as president.

It was an emphatic victory for the centrist and a huge relief for France’s European allies.

The euro currency hit a six-month high against the dollar on Monday.

Ray White (in for Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show) interviewed Bloomberg News journalist Caroline Cannon.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Some in France call it ‘The Revenge of the Enlightenment’.

Caroline Cannon, Bloomberg News

Le Pen didn’t win because in France 70% of the population does not want to leave the EU.

Caroline Cannon, Bloomberg News

Emmanuel Macron wants to make it easier for companies to hire and fire.

Caroline Cannon, Bloomberg News

France has very important ties with many French-speaking countries in Africa.

Caroline Cannon, Bloomberg News

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