Emmanuel Macron has won France’s Presidential Election 65.1% ahead of Marine Le Pen.
The results were that of the run off elections held today.
Macron, a political newcomer, becomes the 25th President of France and the youngest president in modern French history.
Le Pen has already called to congratulate Macron and conceded defeat to a gathering of her supporters in Paris.
Sunday’s results mark a big defeat for Le Pen, a right-wing populist who had hoped to repeat the surprise victories of Donald Trump and the Brexit camp, which won last summer’s referendum to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union.
His improbable path to victory has been extraordinary in that it included dispatching France’s two major political parties, the Socialists and the Republicans.