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Victorious Macron Must Quickly Figure Way to Escape Gridlock

  • He needs win in June parliament elections to actually govern
  • France faces high chance of a hung parliament after June
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MEDEF's Gattaz Says Macron Must Move Quickly on Reforms

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Winning the French presidential vote may have been the easy part for Emmanuel Macron.

Now, the 39-year-old, who on Sunday defeated the far right National Front’s Marine Le Pen with a resounding 66 percent of the vote, has five weeks to turn his year-old En Marche! -- or On the Move! -- political movement into a vehicle capable of winning a majority or at least garnering enough seats in parliament to govern or form a coalition.