Emmanuel Macron won re-election last Sunday. He was up against far-right candidate, Marine le Pen who had 41% of the vote while Macron had 58%. Although Macron kept power, relieving much of Europe, Madam le Pen’s score is seen by many experts as troubling. Al Jazeera had information on some of what happened following the announcement of the results. Here is an excerpt:
World leaders have rushed to congratulate French President Emmanuel Macron on his election victory over his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen.
Many in Europe described the outcome of Sunday’s vote as a win for the European Union as a victory for Le Pen, a deeply eurosceptic politician, could have had huge implications for the stability of the bloc.
For his part, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent Macron a message of congratulations, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as saying on Monday.
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