Macron defeats Le Pen in the French presidential elections and promises to unite voters

Emmanuel Macron won a second term as French president on Sunday April 24, beating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the second round. Projections at the close of the vote showed Macron getting 58 percent of the vote compared to Le Pen’s 42 percent. This video shows Macron talking to his supporters on the Champ de Mars on Sunday night, under a glittering Eiffel Tower. Macron recognized those who voted for him, not to support his ideas, but to “block those of the extreme right.” “Tonight, I am no longer the candidate of one field, but the president of all,” Macron said. Le Pen conceded defeat in her third bid to become president on Sunday night. Credit: Emmanuel Macron via Storyful

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