Emmanuel Macron who has emerged as president of France was elected just a year after launching his own political movement, became the youngest and first leader in modern French history who doesn't belong to a major political party.
Macron, at 39 beat Marine Le Pen by 66.06% to 33.94% according to the French interior
ministry as he was elected France’s youngest head of state since Napoleon.
Macron in his victory speech, vowed to unite a divided and fractured France, stating that “the world was watching and waiting for us to defend the spirit of the Enlightenment, threatened in so many places”.
Donald Trump, Theresa May and Justin Trudeau, Malcolm Turnbull amongst many world leaders, congratulated Macron for his victory