There was a sigh of relief across the European Union on Sunday night as Emmanuel Macron was elected French president. The Spanish newspapers welcomed the news with banner headlines: ‘Victory for Europe’. I would say victory for the European Union. But it was victory at a cost. Marine Le Pen may have come a distant second but she still reached the second round. She defiantly claimed the mantle of France’s main opposition in calling on "all patriots to join us" in constituting a "new political force".