Macron defeats Le Pen to become president of France

Monday, 08 May 2017 - 6:32

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Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

Macron won by 66.06% to 33.94% to become, at 39, the country's youngest president.

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

He said that a new page was being turned in French history.


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