39 year old Emmanuel Macron wins the elections. Set to become the new President of France

Emmanuel Macron is set to be the next President of France. He beat Le Pen getting 65.5% of the votes.

This victory makes him France's youngest leader since Napoleon. The 39-year-old former investment banker, served for two years as economy minister.

"A new page in our long history has turned tonight," said Macron in a brief address to the press after the results were announced.

"I want it to be that of rediscovery of hope and trust."

He promised to "fight the divisions that undermine France" and to "rebuild the links between Europe and its citizens".

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