Breaking… France elects Macron as new President

France has chosen Emmanuel Macron as next president over Marine Le Pen, the candidate of far -right National Front, according to projections from different independent poll agencies.

Macron, 39, is head of centrist party En Marche and a new entrant to French politics.

Turnout for this year’s election is down on previous years – 65.3% as over 25% of voters are thought to have abstained.

Marine Le Pen has already called Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him.

Details to follow…

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