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.
The moment outside Louvre when Emmanuel Macron was announced the 8th President of France's 5th republic #Presidentielle2017 pic.twitter.com/Vc0oQTcj8O— Lars Scholtyssyk (@lars_scho) 7 May 2017
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.