EU's Juncker hails French for choosing 'a European future'

"Happy that the French chose a European future," Juncker said on Twitter, after Macron defeated far right candidate Marine Le Pen who favoured withdrawing from the European Union.

AFP| Last Updated: May 08, 2017, 00:11 AM IST

Brussels: European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Sunday hailed French voters for electing pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron on Sunday as their nation`s new president.

"Happy that the French chose a European future," Juncker said on Twitter, after Macron defeated far right candidate Marine Le Pen who favoured withdrawing from the European Union.