Pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron sweeps to election victory in France
Last night French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron swept to victory to become France’s next President. The youngest ever President at just 39 years old won with 66% of the vote against Marine Le Pen of the Front National who took 34% of the vote. The Euro jumped in Asian trading after the news broke, likewise, markets in both Europe and UK open higher today on the news that political volatility in Europe has dramatically decreased on the news that France will continue to be governed by a pro-EU candidate. All eyes now look to the ECB for more direction on future monetary policy in Europe.