Emmanuel Macron Wins Election in France
The centrist former economy minister defeats the far right’s Marine Le Pen.
- Emmanuel Macron, France’s former economy minister, has defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen with 66 to 34 percent support.
- Macron is slated to be inaugurated as the eighth president of the Fifth Republic next week. He will serve a five-year term.
- His next test will come in June, when France holds parliamentary elections. Macron’s centrist party, En Marche!, has no seats in the National Assembly.