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Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, celebrates after partial results in the first round of 2017 French presidential election, at the Parc des Expositions hall in Paris, France April 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTS13LP6

Macron wins French elections with 65% of the vote

Emmanuel Macron was elected as the new President of France, after winning 65.1% of the vote in the second round of the French presidential elections, while the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen got 34.9%, according to initial projections.

The election’s runoff was held on Monday between the two candidates who got the highest votes in the first round in which Macron came first with 24.01%, followed by Le Pen with 21.3%.

The centrist 39-year-old politician will be the youngest president in French history.

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