World leaders welcomed French President-elect Emmanuel Macron on social media. Centrist Emmanuel Macron was met with high praise from world leaders on Sunday as he became became France's youngest president-elect with a victory over far-right opponent Marine Le Pen. Macron, 39, clinched a nearly 2-to-1 victory over Le Pen. The president-elect is expected to be much more favorable to the European Union than his opponent as negotiations over Brexit continue. Outgoing French President Francois Hollande congratulated Macron and announced his successor will be sworn in on Sunday.
PARIS – France is set to host a U.N.-sponsored conference on Libya aimed at securing elections in the North African country and commitments to a joint political roadmap from its warring factions. French President Emmanuel Macron's office said the conference at the Elysee Palace on Tuesday will bring together key Libyan players and representatives of two dozen countries and international organizations. Macron's office says Libya's rival leaders are expected to adopt a statement calling for presidential and parliamentary elections, "if possible" by the end of the year. The agreement would also provide for a plan to unify the country's rival security forces and to clarify the roles of competing Libyan institutions. Libya has experienced political instability since the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi in 2011.