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.



Le Pen

66.1% 33.9%