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French election: Emmanuel Macron wins presidency by decisive margin
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French election: Emmanuel Macron wins presidency by decisive margin

by firstsource newsMay 7, 2017

Centrist independent on course for victory by 65% to 35% margin but Marine Le Pen’s defeat still marks historically high vote for France’s far right

The pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency in a decisive victory over the far-right Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, and vowed to unite a divided and fractured France.

Macron, 39, a former economy minister who ran as a “neither left nor right” independent promising to shake up the French political system, took 65.1% to Le Pen’s 34.9%, according to initial projections from early counts.

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