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French presidential election - Macron elected President

Emmanuel Macron, new President of France.

On Sunday, May 7th, Emmanuel Macron, 39, was elected President of France with over 65% of the vote. His election as President of the Republic represents a seismic moment in France’s political history.

Unknown to the public three years ago, and having only started his own political party a year ago (En Marche!), he was able to haul himself up to the highest level.

He has literally electrified the campaign with a true determination to reform France and a fresh transpartisan approach, bringing together different political sensitivities.

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