It was the big day of Presidential election in France. Emmanuel Macron became the first French president in two decades to win a second term on Sunday. Macron won 59 percent of the vote and Le Pen 41 percent. His decisive victory offers continuity for France and another five years of political stability for the 27-nation European Union. Though results are not final, Le Pen has already conceded victory. Emmanuel Macron has delivered a toned-down speech to his supporters in Paris “I am the President for each and every one of you,” he said. Emmanuel Macron’s supporters are enjoyed the victory of their candidate in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz were among the first world leaders to congratulate Macron. “France is our oldest ally and a key partner in addressing global challenges. I look forward to our continued close cooperation – including on supporting Ukraine, defending democracy, and countering climate change,” President Biden tweeted.
France is a member of NATO, the EU and the G7. It has a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council and is a nuclear power.Le Pen, 53, is an anti-immigrant populist who has expressed admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin. She denounced “two weeks of unfair, brutal and violent methods” to prevent her win. Le Pen pointed to legislative elections in two months, and urged those who voted for her to keep supporting the National Rally party.