Emmanuel Macron speaks after being re-elected as French president on April 24 in Paris, France – Photo: REUTERS
According to the Government Portal, Mr. Emmanuel Macron won the second round of the French presidential election with 58.6% of the vote. Mr. Macron is the first French president in two decades to be re-elected to a second term.
Speaking to his supporters at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris after the preliminary results of the polls on the results of the second round of elections, President Macron said: “Thank you for giving me the confidence to continue to win the election. making France a more independent France and a stronger Europe, through investment and far-reaching changes… making France a wonderful eco-country.”
“I am not the candidate of any one faction, I am the President of all,” Macron said. In addition, President Macron also pledged that no one would be left behind during his next five-year term.
World leaders also congratulated Mr Macron after he defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and was re-elected president in the April 24 election.
According to AFP news agency, on April 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Mr. Macron. “I sincerely wish you success in your agenda and good health,” Putin said in a telegram to Macron.
On the same day, Chinese President Xi Jinping also congratulated Mr. Macron. Xi said he “wants to continue working with Mr. Macron to maintain diplomatic relations on the basis of independence, mutual understanding and mutual benefit”, CCTV quoted the Chinese president as saying.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden said: “France is our oldest ally and an important partner in addressing global challenges. I look forward to our continued close cooperation. on issues such as supporting Ukraine, defending democracy and dealing with climate change.”
Many other leaders also congratulated Macron on his victory, including German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister India Narendra Modi, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky…