Emmanuel Macron Is The New President Of France

With 65.5 percent of the votes, 39 year old Emmanuel Macron has won the French Presidency.[ctt template=”5″ link=”R5M08″ via=”no” ] His opponents Marine Le Pen who scored 35 per cent has already called the winner to concede defeat.[/ctt] Macron is an outsider who ran almost as an independent candidate after the candidates of the established parties fell due to allegations of corruption and sundry charges.

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Emmanuel Macron

The 39-year-old former investment banker, who served for two years as an economy minister but has never previously held elected office, will become France’s youngest leader since Napoleon with a promise to transcend outdated left-right divisions.
Despite having served briefly as an economy minister in President Francois Hollande’s deeply unpopular Socialist government, Macron managed to portray himself as the man to recast a political landscape molded by the left-right divisions of the last century.

 

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