Emmanuel Macron Defeats Far-Right Rival Le Pen in France’s Re-Election

Emmanuel Macron has won another five-year term as French President after defeating far-right rival Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s election.

Macron became France’s first re-elected leader in two decades, winning by a clear margin of 58.55 percent to 41.45 percent, a larger victory than expected.

Despite her defeat, Le Pen stated that her vote share was still a victory.

Macron pledged to respond “efficiently” to the “anger and disagreement” of far-right supporters at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, where he declared victory as a “president for all.”

“I am aware that a number of French people voted for me today not to support my ideals but to put an end to the far right’s ideals,” he added, urging supporters to be “kind and respectful” to one another in light of the country’s “so much doubt and disagreement.”

“I am no longer the candidate of one camp, but the president of all of us,” he added.