Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old politician, has beaten Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s French election, polling more than 65 per cent of the votes cast, according to French news reports.
Polling conducted by Ipsos, Ifop and BVA all gave Mr. Macron, the pro-business candidate, a strong lead over Front National leader, Marine Le Pen.
The new French leader– who formed his party just 12 months ago and has no members of parliament – has celebrated his victory in downtown Paris, the AFP reported Sunday.
The newswire quoted Mr. Macron as saying: ‘I will fight the divisions that undermine France.’
Mr. Macron has said he will keep France in the European Union and bagged the endorsement of former U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this week.