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France rejects Frexit!

09 May 2017 | 14:52

→ Decisive victory over Le Pen - Now 32 days to go for UK election


'The pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency with a decisive victory over the far-right Marine Le Pen that his supporters hailed as holding back the tide of populism.

'Macron, 39, a former economy minister who ran as a “neither left nor right” independent promising to shake up the French political system, took 65.1% to Le Pen’s 34.9%, according to initial projections from early counts.

“A new page in our long history this evening,” Macron said in a statement. “I would like it to be one of hope and of confidence rediscovered.”

'But Le Pen’s score nonetheless marked a historic high for the French far right. Despite a lacklustre campaign that ended with a calamitous performance in the final TV debate, she was projected to have taken more than 10 million votes, roughly double that of her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, when he reached the presidential run-off in 2002.

'The anti-immigration, anti-EU Front National’s supporters asserted that the party has a central place as an opposition force in France.' - The Guardian 7 May 2017

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