Macron Wins in French Presidential Elections

All of the votes have been counted in the second round of the French presidential election.

The incumbent president, Emmanuel Macron, received 58.55 percent of the vote, while Marine Le Pen of the far-right Rassemblement National received 41.45 percent, according to the French Interior Ministry.

The French president is elected for a five-year term during the direct, secret ballot election.

The first round was held on April 10, with 12 candidates competing.

Macron and Le Pen have advanced to the next round.

According to the Interior Ministry, the incumbent president received 27.84 percent of the vote in the first round, while the leader of the Rassemblement National received 23.15 percent.

source: france24.com

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