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After a very fair result in the first round, Emmanuel Macron has been chosen today as the new president of France. EFE/EPA/THIBAULT VANDERMERSCH
After a very fair result in the first round, Emmanuel Macron has been chosen today as the new president of France. EFE/EPA/THIBAULT VANDERMERSCH

Emmanuel Macron is the new President of France

With 65,5% of votes, the 39yo candidate has been chosen as the new President of France.

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After an election day, with 75% participation, according to national media, Emmanuel Macron has been the preferred option for French citizens, compared to 33.9% of those who voted for the right-wing candidate, Marine Le Pen.

After a week of aggressive competition and a debate considered being "the worst political debate in the Fifth French Republic", French society has chosen the center's choice, against the extremism of the discourse demonstrated by the nationalist candidate.

After the first round, the results warned of a new political scenario for the second pillar of the European Community. It was the first time that the right was absent in the second round, according to the 20Minutes newspaper and was also the first time that neither of the two major parties, the Republicans and the Socialist Party, passed the second round.

Surprisingly, the abstention rate was evaluated between 25.3% and 27%, one of the highest figures in the last elections.

The National Front candidate, Marine Le Pen, acknowledged his defeat, thanking the 11 million French who gave her their vote and their confidence. But at the same time she assured that "I will be at the head of the fight for the legislative, as we are worried about the prospects of this new five-year-term ... I call on all our patriots to join us to participate in a decisive battle."

Born on December 21, 1977, Emmanuel Macron is now the youngest president in the history of the French Republic, with 65.1% (final) of acceptance.

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