New Delhi [India], May. 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted Emmanuel Macron for his ’emphatic victory’ in the French Presidential election, adding that he looks forward to working with the President-elect. Also Read - Remembering 'India’s Missile Man': Tributes Pour in For Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on His 5th Death Anniversary
Pro European centrist leader Emmanuel Macron was elected as President of France last night. Also Read - Secret British Graffiti Artist Banksy's Stolen Mural Returned to France From Italian Farmhouse on Bastille Day
The 39-year old former investment banker, who has never held elected office, became the youngest President and occupant of the Élysee Palace. Also Read - Paris Is Launching a 'Floating Movie Theatre' Where People Can Watch Films While Sitting In Socially-Distant Boats
Macron will also becomes the first President from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic’s foundation in 1958.
At a victory party outside the Louvre Museum in Paris yesterday, Macron said the country has sent an incredible message to itself, to Europe and the world, adding that he would “guarantee the unity of the nation and defend and protect Europe.”
Marine Le Pen, his far-right opponent in the Presidential runoff, quickly called Macron to concede her defeat after voters rejected her “French-first” nationalism by a large margin.
The French Interior Ministry said with 93 per cent of the votes counted, Macron had about 19.3 million votes, while Ms Le Pen secured about 10.4 million. (ANI)
This is published unedited from the ANI feed.