Final result: Macron wins 58.54 percent • Le Pen admits defeat
With the Eiffel Tower lit in the background, Macron thanked his supporters for their support. He was greeted with loud cheers and singing on the specially erected podium for the speech. Before he got on stage, he looked several times joy poemthe national anthem of the European Union.
In his speech, Macron noted the discontent of many voters with the current policy. He acknowledged that many eligible voters stayed home in this election, and said he was also aware that many people had voted for him simply to prevent Le Pen. He promised to do things differently in his new term. “The next few years will not be a continuation of my first term.”
Macron also said he understood the supporters of radical right-wing candidate Le Pen. She acted as a counterpart who wanted to carry out major reforms and advocated for the “common Frenchman”. “Their anger must be recognized,” Macron said. “I will be president of all the French,” he said. “No one is left behind.”
Macron is the first French president to be re-elected for a second term in 20 years.
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