Macron wins second term, beating Le Pen

TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) – Incumbent Emmanuel Macron became the first French president to be re-elected in 20 years.

French President Emmanuel Macron triumphed over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen by a comfortable margin in France's election on Sunday, winning a second term.

He became the first leader to win re-election in France for 20 years, after a bruising campaign in which he beat Marine Le Pen by a decisive 58.2% to 41.8%, according to initial projected results.

Macron, who is to address supporters in a victory rally at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, beat Le Pen with a lower margin than the 66% he won against her in 2017. Turnout was also lower than five years ago, with abstention estimated at 28%.


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