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Macron: 'I will fight the divisions that undermine France'

Update: May, 08/2017 - 05:00
A supporter of French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen reacts after being defeated in the second round of the French presidential elections at the Chalet du Lac in Paris, France. — EPA/VNA Photo
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PARIS  Emmanuel Macron, winner of France’s presidential election, said on Sunday he would "fight the divisions" in the country after a campaign that laid bare the "anger, anxiety and doubts" of many voters.

"I will fight with all my strength against the divisions that are undermining us," he said in a solemn address at his campaign headquarters. 

Macron, running as a centrist, won between 65.5 and 66.1 per cent of the vote ahead of Le Pen on between 33.9 per cent and 34.5 percent. — AFP

A man shouts as he waves a French national flag on the French avenue of the Champs Elysees by the Arc de Triomphe on May 7, in Paris following the announcement of the results of the second round of the French presidential election. Emmanuel Macron was elected French president in a resounding victory over far-right rival Marine Le Pen after a deeply divisive campaign, initial estimates showed. Macron, running as a centrist, won between 65.5 and 66.1 per cent of the vote ahead of Le Pen on between 33.9 per cent and 34.5 percent. — AFP/VNA Photo
Supporters celebrate in Marseille, southern France on May 7, 2017 after French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron was elected French president. — AFP/VNA Photo
French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at his campaign headquarters in Paris, France, on May 7, after the second round of the French presidential election. — EPA/VNA Photo

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