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Emmanuel Macron Wins Election in France

The centrist former economy minister defeats the far right’s Marine Le Pen.

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Former French economy minister Emmanuel Macron changes his tie on a train, December 31, 2016 (Facebook)
  • 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.