Emmanuel Macron gets reelected as French President, defeats Marine Le Pen

French President Emmanuel Macron for his reelection, as his far-right rival Marine Le Pen conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election.

Macron, 44, has turn out to be the third French president who has managed to secure a second time period. His margin of victory, however, was tighter than when he first beat Le Pen in 2017.

With around 97% of votes counted up to now, Macron was on course for a strong 57.4% of the vote, interior ministry figures showed.

In his victory speech, he acknowledged that many had solely voted for him only to maintain Le Pen out and he promised to deal with the sense of many French that their residing standards are slipping.

“Many in this country voted for me not because they support my ideas but to keep out those of the far-right. I want to thank them and know I owe them a debt in the years to come,” he mentioned.

“No one in France will be left by the wayside,” he mentioned.

Le Pen, who at one stage of the campaign had trailed Macron by only a few points in opinion polls, shortly admitted defeat. But she vowed to maintain up the struggle with parliamentary elections in June.

“I will never abandon the French,” she informed her supporters.

(With agency inputs)

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