European stocks soar as Macron tops first round

By Aidan Gregory
24 Apr 2017

Fears of a far right victory in the French presidential election receded on Sunday night after Emmanuel Macron won the largest share of the vote to make it into the second round alongside Marine Le Pen, the National Front leader.

“It’s obvious that it means that the populist vote will not win in France,” said a head of equity syndicate in Paris. “Macron is almost sure of getting elected in the second round. Markets are soaring today. [Macron] is a social democrat. The question now will be parliamentary ...

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