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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 En Marche! has no seats in the National Assembly.

Results

Candidate

Support

Round 1

Round 2

Emmanuel Macron
En Marche!
24% 66%
Marine Le Pen
National Front
21% 34%
François Fillon
Republicans
20%
Jean-Luc Mélenchon
France Unbowed
20%
Benoît Hamon
Socialist Party
6%