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Macron wins second term as French President

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Estephania Anaya-Lopez

Emmanuel Macron fended off Marine Le Pen, winning a second term as the French President.

Macron took 58.5% of the vote, amounting to 18-19 million, while Le Pen garnered a still-impressive 41.5%, around 13 million. Macron’s win makes him the first president in 20 years to be re-elected.

Slightly over 28% of the French population preferred not to vote for either candidate, the highest percentage since 1969. In his speech, Macron acknowledged that many votes in his direction had been cast solely to refute Le Pen, but assured that he would be a “president for all.” 

Following his election, numerous world leaders congratulated the incumbent President–UKPM Boris Johnson, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, POTUS Joe Biden, among others.