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Macron wins French elections: What it means for the Middle East

Press Review - May 8, 2017

Paris main mosque says Macron election gives hope to French Muslims. Paris' main Mosque said on Sunday that the election of centrist Emmanuel Macron as France's next president over far-right leader Marine Le Pen was a sign of reconciliation between French religions (Reuters)

 

 

Macron wins French elections: What it means for the Middle East? France’s vote for a new president is a crucial event for the future of European integration, and by correlation, European relations with the Middle East (AMEInfo)

 

 

What now for Macron? Jihadi threat and economic woes mean no honeymoon. Youngest French president must deal with economy and bridge rich-poor and hard left-far right divides (The Guardian)

 

 

Egypt's al-Azhar sacks head of university amid power games with Sisi. Ahmed Hosni Taha replaced after calling talkshow host an 'apostate' for attacking founding scholars, amid ongoing power struggle with the state (Middle East Eye)

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