Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency after beating Le Pen

7 May 2017 POLITICS World

Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday after defeating rival, defeating Marine Le Pen.

This, many have said to be a sigh of relief for Europe as Le Pen, a far-right nationalist had threatened to take France out of the European Union.

Exit polls showed that the 39-year-old, who won in the first round last week, claimed 65.5 per cent of the polls against his opponent’s 34.5 per cent.

The whole of France has been celebrating his victory, while congratulatory messages have begun pouring in from around the world.

Trump also tweeted his congratulations on Macron’s “big win”, saying he looked forward to working with him.

Meanwhile, Le Pen conceded and congratulated the French President-elect on his victory.

She also thanked her supporters for helping her come this far in the elections.

At age 39, Emmanuel Macron will become the youngest President in French history and the youngest head of state since Napoleon and he will take office on May 14, 2017.
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