Emmanuel Macron has won five more years as France’s president after a convincing victory over rival Marine Le Pen, who nevertheless secured the far right’s highest share of the vote yet.
He won by 58.55% to 41.45%, a greater margin than expected.
The centrist leader told jubilant supporters at the foot of the Eiffel tower that now that the election is over, he would be a “president for all”.
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He is the first sitting president in 20 years to be re-elected.
Despite her loss, Ms. Le Pen, 53, said her significant vote share still marked a victory.
Anti-Emmanuel Macron demonstrators rallied in a number of cities, including Paris, Rennes, Toulouse, and Nantes, refusing to accept the result.
Far-left leader, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who was narrowly beaten by Ms. Le Pen in the first round of voting two weeks before, was scathing about both candidates.
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