In a stunning victory against nationalism and France’s future, radical Neo-Marxist Emmanuel Macron has defeated Marine Le Pen to remain President of France.
— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) April 24, 2022
According to France24:
Emmanuel Macron was elected to a second term as French president on Sunday evening with 58.2% of the vote, according to an estimate from the Ipsos polling institute. His far-right challenger Marine Le Pen won 41.8% of the vote in an election that saw the country’s highest abstention rate in 50 years. Follow our live blog for all the latest developments and reactions.
- Emmanuel Macron, 44, and Marine Le Pen, 53, squared off once again in a French presidential election final. But the road to Sunday’s rematch of their 2017 duel has been all but a replay of that contest, after a much tighter 2022 race.
- Voter turnout stood at 63.2 percent at 5pm according to the Interior Ministry, down more than 2 percentage points from the 2017 figure at the same hour.
Hopes were high for the conservative Le Pen after she finished a commanding second in the first election, but she was unable to overcome the radical progressivism that has swept across France in recent years.