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Duterte congratulates newly-elected French president

/ 10:27 AM May 08, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte (left) congratulated on Monday, May 8, 2017, French president-elect Emmanuel Macron who won a bitter battle with far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. INQUIRER FILES

President Rodrigo Duterte (left) congratulated on Monday, May 8, 2017, French president-elect Emmanuel Macron (right) who won a bitter battle with far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. INQUIRER FILES

Malacañang on Monday congratulated newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron.

“President Rodrigo Roa Duterte extends his congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his election as President of France,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement.

“France is one of the biggest trading partners of the Philippines in the European Union (EU), and we look forward to working with the incoming Macron administration to enhance PH-FR bilateral relations,” Abella said.

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Macron, an independent centrist candidate, won a decisive victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen. CBB

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