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Eleena Tovar | 14 May, 2017, 14:15

Mr Macron, who won the second round of France's presidential contest on Sunday with 66.1 per cent of the vote, needs to quickly transform his political movement into a vehicle capable of winning a majority or at least garnering enough seats in Parliament to govern or form a coalition. "I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, the Republic on the Move".

Macron's new party is already looking to next month's parliamentary elections to gain a majority.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday that Trump had spoken with Macron.

Mr Macron's 577 candidates in the elections are expected to be announced on Thursday.

"The Socialist Party is dead, it is behind us", Mr Valls, a reform-minded prime minister from 2014 to 2016 when Mr Macron was economy minister, told RTL radio.

Macron has said his new parliamentary grouping will range from the left to the right, calling it a "family of progressives with French republican values".

Current French President Francois Hollande and French president-elect Emmanuel Macron, left, participate in a ceremony to mark Victory Day in Paris, France, Monday, May 8, 2017.

"He has been reporting on the French election from the start and has had direct access to Macron and many on his team, making him perfectly positioned to get to the bottom of who Macron is, and what he might plausibly achieve as president of France". Jean Petaux, a professor at Sciences Po Bordeaux commented on the voter behavior stating that the majority of French people "chose not to let France to the nationalism defended by the Front National".

In an early plea for unity, Macron reached out to Le Pen's supporters after a vicious election campaign that exposed deep economic and social divisions, as well as tensions provoked by identity and immigration.

Mr Macron has said the defectors can keep their existing party membership and still run on his parliamentary ticket.

A poll showed that only 52 percent of voters want a pro-Macron government to emerge from the elections, while 42 percent favoured a legislature that would be a check on the new leader.

"We, Germany and France, are facing many shared challenges and are working to lead the European Union into a secure and successful future", she said.