The second round of French presidential election ended introducing Emmanuel Macron as the new president of France for the next four years. According to Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, the centrist Macron defeated the left-wing Marine Le Pen amid the disputes over the latter’s belief in divorcing the EU naming it Frexit.
In a first reaction to the announcement of the centrist candidate as the winner, Macron said “A new page of our long history is opening this evening, I want hope and confidence to be found again this evening.” Macron is the youngest president in the history of France; he is 39.
Marine Le Pen Succeeded in attracting the votes of 33.94 percent of the votes. But this was not enough to make her the first female president of France. The rival got 66.06 percent of votes according to the Interior Ministry announcing the final results of the election.
“The French voted for continuity and I called Monsieur Macron to congratulate him on his election,” Marine Le Pen said congratulating Macron on his victory. French presidential election was held in emergency state after the terrorist attacks in 2015.
Macron found his victory a “great honor” and promised to do his best to protect the weak groups of society and go against “all forms of inequality and discrimination.”
Expressing his gratitude to the voters in the election, President Hollande also said in a statement “His big victory confirms that a very large majority of our fellow citizens wanted to gather around the values of the Republic and mark their attachment to the European Union.”
Jacques Chirac was the president with the best rate of votes in the fifth republic getting 82.2 percent in 2002.
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