Emmanuel Macron has been re-elected as President of France for another five years.
According to exit polls, Macron secured a 58.8% margin to defeat far-right rival Marine Le Pen who got 41.2% of the votes.
“After five years of happy and sometimes difficult times, today a majority of you chose me to represent the Republic for the coming 5 years,” Macron said while addressing his supporters at a party rally in front of the Eiffel Tower on Sunday evening.
“Many of our compatriots voted for me not out of support for my ideas but to block those of the extreme right,” Macron said. “I want to thank them and I know that I have a duty towards them in the years to come.”
The president also promised to continue to “work for a fairer, equal society.” and said “in order to do that we need to be demanding and ambitious.”
Macron is the first incumbent president to win reelection in two decades.
Five years ago, Mr Macron won a sweeping victory to become France’s youngest president at 39.