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France is NEW BOSS OF EUROPE as ‘strongman’ Macron steps into Merkel’s power-vacuum

October 30, 2018 12:57 PM
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France is NEW BOSS OF EUROPE as ‘strongman’ Macron steps into Merkel’s power-vacuum

FRANCE’S President Emmanuel Macron is poised to become the “strongman” of Europe stepping into the European – and EU - power vacuum resulting from the resignation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Mr Bizet, the chairman of the senate’s committee for European affairs, told the TV channel Public Sénat the German leader’s decision to not seek a fifth term as chancellor was “a great disappointment but sadly an expected disappointment.”

He added: “It’s bad news for the coalition, bad news for Germany, bad news for France but also bad news for Europe”.

Mrs Merkel, 64, announced her decision to retire in 2021 and also step down as leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU) after her party on Sunday suffered its second regional election setback in as many weeks.

Source: express.co.uk

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