Macron Defeats Le Pen To Win French Presidential Election

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Updated May 7, 2017

France’s centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has won the presidential election after beating rival Marine Le Pen.

Exit polls showed that the 39-year-old, who won in the first round last week, claimed 65.5 per cent of the polls against his opponent’s 34.5 per cent.

His supporters have been gathered in the courtyard of the Louvre. The area was briefly evacuated on Sunday after a suspect bag was found.

Liberal centrist Macron is pro-business and a strong supporter of the European Union.

The whole of France has been celebrating his victory, while congratulatory messages have begun pouring in from around the world.

Meanwhile, Le Pen conceded and congratulated the French President-elect on his victory.

She also thanked her supporters for helping her come this far in the elections.