Merkel's spokesman congratulates Macron on winning French presidency

A supporter holds a campaign poster of Emmanuel Macron and European Union flags after results were announced in the second round of 2017 French presidential election at the campaign headquarters in Paris, France, May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his election on Sunday to the French presidency, saying his win was a victory for a united Europe.

“Congratulations Emmanuel Macron. Your victory is a victory for a strong united Europe and for the Franco-German friendship,” Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said in tweets in German and French.

Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Michael Nienaber