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Emmanuel Macron clinches French presidency

May 07, 2017, 21:04 UTC+3

After a long hard-fought campaign battle between two polar opposite candidates Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest-ever president

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The new President of France Emmanuel Macron

The new President of France Emmanuel Macron

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PARIS, May 7. /TASS/. Leader of the En Marche! (On the Move) movement and presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has won France’s run-off presidential election with 65.9% of the vote, BFMTV said on Sunday after the closure of polling stations.

According to initial estimates, Macron is in the lead with 65.9% of the ballots, whereas his rival, National Front leader Marine Le Pen, has so far chalked up 34.1% of the votes.

Macron’s supporters have already begun to celebrate his victory on a square in front of Louvre in central Paris. The rally is expected to bring together up to 10,000 people. Macron is to address his supporters within an hour.

Marine Le Pen is also expected to address her supporters at the Bois de Vincennes on Paris’ eastern edge.

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