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France’s Emmanuel Macron elected president for second term, defeats far-right leader Le Pen

French President Emmanuel Macron has won re-election. The Voting took place on Sunday for the French presidential election, where a direct contest was held between the incumbent President Emmanuel Macron and the far-right leader Le Pen. Emmanuel Macron has again won the French presidential election with 57.6% and 58.2% of the vote, defeating Marine Le Pen.
Macron is the first French president to win a second term for two decades, but Le Pen's result also marks the closest the far-right has ever come taking power in France. 

In a victory speech on the Champ de Mars in central Paris at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Macron vowed to respond to the anger of voters who were in support of Le Pen.

“An answer must be found to the anger and disagreements that led many of our compatriots to vote for the extreme right. It will be my responsibility and that of those around me,” he told thousands of cheering supporters.

In a combative speech to supporters in Paris in which she accepted the result but showed no sign of quitting politics, Le Pen said she would never abandon the French and was already preparing for the June Legislative election.

The result represents a brilliant victory,” she said to cheers.

“This evening, we launch the great battle for the legislative elections,” Le Pen said, adding that she felt “hope” and calling on opponents of the president to join with her National Rally (RN) party.

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