Macron wins French election

French President Francois Hollande says that he has called centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him on his election victory.

Hollande says it shows that the overwhelming majority of voters rallied behind the European Union and openness to the world.

It was Hollande who first brought Macron, 39, into the world of politics, naming the untested ex-banker as economy minister.

But Macron left the position to found his own political movement last year, and has distanced himself from his former mentor.

With nearly 20 per cent of the votes counted, Macron had 60 per cent of the vote to 40 per cent for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, according to the Interior Ministry. The early results are primarily from provincial towns that lean more conservative than the cities, whose votes are counted later.

21 Responses to Macron wins French election

  1. Skylar Prince
    Skylar Prince May 7, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    So very happy France did not make the same mistake as the US. Kudos to them for rejecting insular thinking and xenophobia everything the orange kindergartener leader of the US stands for!

  2. Daniel Polonis
    Daniel Polonis May 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Im sure the jihadists are overwhelming pleased at the win

  3. jrsmith May 7, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    @, Daniel P, hail, hail on the button , totally agree with you , ( Macron ) suppose to be a mid weight ,who worked in the financial sector , no political experience ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, France doesn’t have much to show for being in the (EU)…..the only country has gain economically from the (EU) (Germany) ……………………

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce May 7, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Brilliant! Well Done!

  5. Shurland Prince
    Shurland Prince May 7, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Well done and congrats Mr Macron!!! Hope that racist idiot would never think of running again hope she take some rest from the licks she get in her backside!!!!

  6. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin May 7, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Long live the French!

  7. Mikey May 7, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    @jrsmith, Please tell us what is the connection between jihadist and France. You simply jump on a Train because you see it coming down the tracks ? You dont even know if it is an express train or a local train. Hail, hail what ? You are so out of it, trying to compare France with Germany,,,, Germany has been at the top of the European basket for the past 50 years or more. What do you think France can do other than what it has done and continues to do in the present circumstances ? There are countries behind France ,,,,, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey and few more.
    Listen and learn before speaking mate.

  8. Kris Julin
    Kris Julin May 7, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Damn shame. The jihadis will take over and more innocent people will be murdered….

  9. June Naime
    June Naime May 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Careful What You Wish For or Deem to be Good!..


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