He’s just 39 years old
Emmanuel Macron has beaten far-right candidate Marine Le Pen to emerge as the winner of the French presidential election.
Macron won by 66.06 per cent to 33.94 per cent and the 39-year-old has become the country’s youngest president.
“I want it to be a page of hope and renewed trust,” he said.
Macron added he had heard “the rage, anxiety and doubt that a lot of you have expressed” and vowed to spend his five years in office “fighting the forces of division that undermine France”.
Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated Macron on his victory. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister warmly congratulates President-elect Macron on his election success. France is one of our closest allies and we look forward to working with the new President on a wide range of shared priorities.”
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