France: Macron wins re-election

French President and La Republique en Marche (LREM) party candidate for re-election Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech after his victory in France's presidential election, at the Champ de Mars in Paris, on April 24, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
AMMAN — French President Emmanuel Macron defeated his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen, on Sunday by a comfortable margin, securing a second term and heading off for what would have been a political earthquake.اضافة اعلان

Cheers of joy erupted as the results appeared on a giant screen at the Champ de Mars park at the foot of the Eiffel tower, where Macron supporters waved French and EU flags. People hugged each other, danced, and chanted, "Macron!" Reuters reported on Sunday.

European leaders also welcomed the news that pro-European Union Macron and not nationalist euro skeptic Le Pen had won.

Pollsters projected Macron to secure around 58.5% of the vote. Such estimates usually are accurate but may be fine-tuned as official results come in.

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