Merkel says Macron would be 'strong president' for France | Reuters

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that Emmanuel Macron would make a 'strong president' for France, throwing her weight behind the centrist favourite to win a run-off on May 7 against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Asked in an interview if Germany would accept future French demands that it increase its contributions to the European Union, Merkel said: 'We will see.

Reuters April 28, 2017 22:01:42 IST
Merkel says Macron would be 'strong president' for France
| Reuters

Merkel says Macron would be strong president for France
 Reuters

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that Emmanuel Macron would make a "strong president" for France, throwing her weight behind the centrist favourite to win a run-off on May 7 against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

Asked in an interview if Germany would accept future French demands that it increase its contributions to the European Union, Merkel said: "We will see. I can't anticipate the discussions with the future French president."

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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