Tsipras and Mitsotakis cheer Macron win, hope to benefit

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: European Union, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Prime Minister and Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis appear to see the victory of Emmanuel Macron in France’s presidential election as a potential boost for their political hopes.

Tsipras tweeted shortly after it emerged that Macron had beaten far-right rival Marine Le Pen by 66 to 34 percent that the centrist politician’s victory was a “breath of fresh air for France and the whole of Europe.”

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