For a few months now the polls in France have been pretty unanimous: Marine Le Pen will likely get through the first round of presidential. Less than two weeks before the French cast their first presidential ballots, the spectre of victory for the far-right leader who promises to crack. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tweeted her congratulations, saying Mr Macron's win was a "victory for a strong united Europe". UK Prime Minister Theresa May said: In versions before 6. Ms Le Pen lost this election comprehensively. The majic book must be told.
ET SI MARINE LE PEN DEVENAIT PRESIDENTE ?
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Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage sounded a dissonant note, saying: Joffrin also noted that if Le Pen wins, she is unlikely to have enough support outside her party to form a coalition government and would be forced into a co-habitation arrangement. Left-wing voters in particular felt disenfranchised by the choice of the final two candidates. Le Pen won was the highest share the French had ever given to her party. Le Pen clearly failed to persuade enough voters that her party had sufficiently changed. Comments our editors find particularly useful or relevant are displayed in Top Comments , as are comments by users with these badges: