Lead story in French presidential election

Heavyweight wants to run under Macron’s new party in National Assembly elections

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President-elect will start with public ethics rules to win over sceptical voters

President-elect faces challenge of gaining enough support in National Assembly polls

Fractures threaten far-right party’s ambition to take on an opposition role

Independent centrist beats far-right Marine Le Pen with 66% of vote

President-elect won decisively with wealthier and better-educated voters

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Ally accuses president-elect of breaking deal to share out seats in parliamentary poll

President-elect won decisively with wealthier and better-educated voters

The French election serves as a reminder that voters will listen to a reasoned case

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Country’s economy is no basket case, but the president-elect still has problems to solve

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