Emmanuel Macron elected next French president

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  • Emmanuel Macron has won France’s presidential election with a resounding victory over Marine Le Pen.

    At the age of 39, he will become the country’s youngest president.

    Official figures show the centrist Macron winning 66 percent of the second round vote, with far right candidate Le Pen getting nearly 34 percent.

    Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports from Paris.

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