Emmanuel Macron beats Marine Le Pen to secure second consecutive term as French President

Emmanuel Macron has won a second term in France’s presidential election with 58.2 per cent of the vote. Macron’s far-right challenger Marine Le Pen won 41.8 per cent of the vote in an election that saw the country’s highest abstention rate in 50 years.

After polls closed across France at 8 pm local time. The final result will be announced by the country’s interior ministry today. 44-year olf Macron looks set to become the first president since Chirac two decades ago to secure a second term in office.

Congratulations wishes poured in from around the world after Macron won the French presidential election. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted his congratulations to Macron in English and French.

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