Emmanuel Macron appears to have defeated Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, based on early projections already out:
— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) May 7, 2017
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 7, 2017
Macron is projected to defeat the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, bolstering the E.U. https://t.co/20mpigqGMb
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 7, 2017
There was some talk of a possible Le Pen upset––with people citing both Trump and Brexit––but it now appears that’s not happening after all.
The results come just two days after a massive online dump of emails purported to be from the Macron campaign.
UPDATE –– 2:18 pm ET: Le Pen has conceded:
"Je le félicite de son élection, et parce que j’ai à cœur l’intérêt supérieur du pays, je lui souhaite de réussir." #Présidentielle2017
— Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) May 7, 2017
UPDATE –– 4:30 pm ET: President Donald Trump and members of Congress have already tweeted in reaction to Macron’s win:
Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2017
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 7, 2017
Congratulations to the people of France who today, by an overwhelming vote, rejected racism and xenophobia.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 7, 2017
Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on a big win in France over the forces of right-wing nationalism. A very hopeful sign for Europe.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 7, 2017
BREAKING: French People have spoken. Macron wins. Xenophobia/Putin lose. And Trump's candidate is rejected!
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) May 7, 2017
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