Macron becomes French President

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Emmanuel Macron has become the new President of France following a comprehensive election win.

Mr Macron won by 66.06 percent to 33.94 percent to become, at 39, the country’s youngest president.

He beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

Mr Macron will also become the first president from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic’s foundation in 1958.

More elections will follow soon for France, on 11 and 18 June as they then elect their parliament. Mr Macron’s party, En Marche (Onwards), will contest the elections but he might find himself needing to pull together a coalition to govern effectively.

The voter turn out in France was poor with more than 25 percent of the country deciding not to vote.

5 Responses

  1. I saw he became president on the news, too. Everything is happening so fast!

  2. Rest in piece Europe, and France. Definitely a big blow to people who are patriots of France. Macron(i) will ruin France! Le Pen would have saved it.

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