Le Pen phoned to concede and congratulate Macron
France’s hotly contested presidential election showdown between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen sees historically low voter turnout. Macron, the clear lead in exit polls, has won the election and will be France’s next president.
Le Pen has phoned Macron to concede and to congratulate him.
Mr Macron has won the election with a substantial majority of 65 per cent, according to the latest exit polls.
France’s polling agencies say that makes him the victor, and the next president of France.
— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) May 7, 2017
Macron took to the stage for a mic check in anticipation of his victory speech.
— Claire Paccalin (@clairepaccalin) May 7, 2017
A media blackout in France led journos to other European media, where the election was called early for Macron.
There's still a media blackout in France, but not Belgium, where a Brussels daily is calling the election for Macron. Polls close at 8pm. https://t.co/b1mHvIJAto
— Rachel Donadio (@RachelDonadio) May 7, 2017
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President Trump took to Twitter to congratulate Macron.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 7, 2017
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