EMMANUEL MACRON BECOMES FRANCE’S NEW PRESIDENT AFTER DEFEATING MARINE LE PEN AT THE POLLS

EMMANUEL Macron is France’s new president after crushing his bitter rival Marine Le Pen in the fight for the presidency. Following the French election result, here are the latest updates and the reaction from around the world.

Emmanuel Macron has vowed to defend France and Europe during a victory speech at the Louvre in Paris after beating Eurosceptic populist Marine Le Pen in the French election today.

The pro-EU centrist is set to take 65.5 per cent of the vote after a vast majority of French people voted for his vision of a stronger EU and open economy.

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Ms Le Pen has conceded defeat but vowed to fight on after the electorate rejected her dream of closing France’s borders and leaving the EU.

After the French election result, here are live updates, the most recent results and breaking news.

 

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