Emmanuel Macron has been elected the president of France for the next five years.
The 44-year old accumulated 58.55% of the total votes to retain the seat as the leader of the french-speaking country.
Macron defeated rival Marine Le Pen, who nevertheless secured the far right’s highest share of the vote yet.
Le Pen who was the first runner up in the election pulled 41.45%, which is a greater margin compared to that of Macron.
Per the final result of the election, more than one in three voters did not vote for either candidate. Turnout was just under 72%, the lowest in a presidential run-off since 1969, and more than three million people cast spoilt or blank votes…