Israeli MKs welcome Macron victory

Several Israeli MKs welcome the victory of centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron over far-right Le Pen in France’s presidential election.

“Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron, the president of enlightened France,” tweets Zionist Union number two Tzipi Livni in French.

Colleague Amir Peretz, a candidate in the Labor party leadership race, also offers his congratulations, writing on Twitter that the result is a “big victory for France and democracy.”

He adds: “This is an important defeat of fascism, anti-Semitism and empty populism. Best wishes to the new president of France.”

Quoting the results showing that Macron garnered 65 percent of the vote, Kulanu MK Rachel Azaria wrote on Twitter: “How does a sigh of relief sound?”

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