The pro EU centrist Emmanuel MACRON has vowed to unite a divided and fractured France after winning a decisive victory over the far-right Front National candidate Marine Le Pen in the countrys presidential election.

Macron, a former economy minister who ran as an  independent promising to shake up the French political system  took 66% to Le Pen 34%.

Addressing thousands of supporters in the grand courtyard of the Louvre, Macron said “I will defend France and Europe” . He said ” Europe and the world are watching us  and waiting for us to defend the spirit of the Enlightenment, threatened in so many places”.

He promised to unite a divided and fractured France.

Speaking of his meteoric rise and victory that was not forecast even a year ago, he said “Everyone said it was impossible. But they didn’t know France!”

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