Marine Le Pen's Appeal to Women Wasn't Enough to Win

Pro-EU Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president

Pro-EU Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president

Like his predecessors, Macron will be judged above all on employment, and he has vowed to force through reform of France's hidebound labour laws using executive orders during his first months in office.

French far-right presidential candidate Marine le Pen delivers a speech on May 7, 2017 in Paris.

Macron has also said he wants to reinforce the EU's external borders and has called for a major increase in resources for the Frontex agency.

Emmanuel Macron's victory as French president should be good news for all European banks, not just those in France, but Greek and Italian ones, too.

Some even hailed Macron's defeat of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen as "three-nil" after moderate politicians also beat extremists in Austria and the Netherlands in recent months.

Another senior National Front senior official had said that if Macron wins, "France will have a submissive, by default president, not one that was really chosen". The rate of abstentions and blank votes in the second round has been the highest since 1969.

As of midnight, with 88% of the votes counted, results showed that Macron won 18.6 million votes (64.6%), vs. 10.2 million votes (35.4%) for Le Pen.

He is believed to have won 65 percent of the popular vote.

The election victory of French pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has raised hopes among liberal democrats that the populist and anti-globalisation juggernaut behind Brexit and Donald Trump is losing momentum.

"It's a great honor and an awesome responsibility", Macron declared somberly, thanking his supporters "from the bottom of", as cited by France24.

Dwayne Johnson leaves door open for presidential campaign in 'Tonight Show' interview
The poll he is referring to was conducted by Public Policy Polling , a Democratic polling firm. What the full clip of Dwayne Johnson's Tonight Show interview below.

"A new page of history is starting today".

"The citizens of France have entrusted you the leadership of the country at a hard time for Europe and for the entire worldwide community", Mr Putin said, adding that the growing threat of terrorism and the destabilization of entire regions, it was "particularly important to overcome mutual distrust and unite efforts to ensure global stability and security". "Everyone told us it was impossible, but they don't know France".

"Now we enter combat", said Didier Roxel, a National Front legislative candidate.

"I will fight with all my strength against the divisions that separate us".

In addition to determination and talent, Macron's associates say luck also was very much on his side.

President-elect Macron had floated the idea of introducing a dose of proportional representation that favours smaller parties or those locked out.

"The task that awaits us, my fellow citizens, is vast and starts tomorrow".

At a victory rally, Mr Macron said that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats.

The president-elect's camp had been critical of Moscow in the run-up to Sunday's vote. "Vive La France, Vive la République!" he declared.

Recommended News

  • Why Autodesk Shares Are Hitting an All-Time High

    Finally, NBT Bank N A NY purchased a new stake in shares of Autodesk during the first quarter valued at $210,000. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website .
    Free Dunkin' Donuts frozen coffee on Friday

    Free Dunkin' Donuts frozen coffee on Friday

    Hashtags for the promotion include #coffee, #beattheheat, #DunkinDonuts, #PerksWeek and #DDPerks. The filter is only available today and can be unlocked by going to a DNKN location.
    3 dead, 19 rescued, more still feared trapped in Lagos building collapse

    3 dead, 19 rescued, more still feared trapped in Lagos building collapse

    Around 5pm, the National Emergency Management Agency said 16 people had been rescued from the rubble of the building. The emergency workers have cordoned off the area and are evacuating the injured to the Ilesa General Hospital.
  • Senator: Trump Russia investigation appears to be criminal investigation

    Senator: Trump Russia investigation appears to be criminal investigation

    Mr Trump wrote , ignoring impeachment efforts and blistering verbal attacks on previous presidents and other political leaders. Republican Senator Jason Chaffetz also said in a tweet that Mueller was a great selection with "impeccable credentials".
    DeVos Budget Brings Class War to the Classroom

    DeVos Budget Brings Class War to the Classroom

    Title I funds, which help poor children, and special education funding will neither be increased nor cut by the budget. Betsy DeVos, billionaire Republican donor and Trump's Secretary of Education, is an advocate of charter schools.

    USA seeks joint effort to ensure Venezuela head ends violence

    A water canon sprays government protesters trying to reach the Interior Ministry, in Caracas, Venezuela , Thursday, May 18, 2017. Less than a month ago Capriles was barred by the Maduro administration from running for elected office for the next 15 years.
  • United States  extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal

    United States extends sanctions relief under Iran nuclear deal

    But the USA also announced new unrelated sanctions in a bid to show it wasn't letting Tehran off the hook. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones said in a statement .
    Nadal Through To Italian Open Quarter-Final

    Nadal Through To Italian Open Quarter-Final

    But the Austrian dismissed both and saved another at advantage Nadal, evenutally coming through the game then to win 6-4, 6-3. Serving for the set for the second time , Thiem produced a more accomplished game to halt Nadal's fightback and move ahead.
    Doctors say India's first uterus transplant successful

    Doctors say India's first uterus transplant successful

    Mats Brännström, said that only six babies have ever been delivered from a uterus transplant - two from the same mother. Since the nerves are not transplanted with the uterus, the mother-to-be does not feel the baby kicking in her womb.
  • Camila Cabello Teases the Raw Music Video For

    Camila Cabello Teases the Raw Music Video For "Crying in the Club"

    And when she isn't on the dance floor, she is soaking in a bathtub, as if she had watched Rihanna's "Stay" video before the shoot. But if you need me to paint a more vivid narrative, we can go into the lyrics piece by piece.
    Sachin Tendulkar dedicates biopic to father Ramesh, brother Ajit!

    Sachin Tendulkar dedicates biopic to father Ramesh, brother Ajit!

    Produced by Bhagchandka of 200 Not Out and Shrikant Bhasi of Carnival Motion Pictures, the film is being helmed by James Erskine. In the trailer of the film, the viewers could see fan mobs burning effigies of the players and peltings stones at their houses.
    Multiple people contract botulism from gas station cheese, officials say

    Multiple people contract botulism from gas station cheese, officials say

    Lavinia grabbed a bag of Doritos and decided to make them cheesier by pouring some of the gas station's nacho cheese over them. The next day, doctors ventilated Kelly and admitted her to the intensive care unit, where she's been since.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.