Macron wins in the French presidential election




Centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidential election, receiving 66.06 percent of the vote, while his rival, Marine Le Pen, got 33.94 percent.

Marine Le Pen has congratulated Macron on his victory. “The French voted for continuity and I called Monsieur Macron Macron to congratulate him on his election,”

Macron said that his victory was “a great honor and a great responsibility.” He promised to “protect the most fragile” and to fight against “all forms of inequality and discrimination.

At least 4 million voters have left their ballots blank, and at least 12 million French citizens did not vote at all