Emmanuel Macron

Macron defeated Le Pen in the Presidential Runoff in France, Bulgarian President Congratulated him

Emmanuel Macron was re-elected President of France for the next 5 years.

According to official results, Macron received 58.55 percent of the vote. His rival, Marine Le Pen, won 41.45 percent of the vote. Turnout is about 72 percent.

Macron is the first French president to be re-elected since Jacques Chirac 20 years ago.

Voting opens in France runoff between Macron and Le Pen

France began voting in a presidential runoff election Sunday in a race between between incumbent Emmanuel Macron and far-right politician Marine Le Pen.

Macron is in pole position to win reelection in the country's presidential runoff, yet his lead over Le Pen depends on one major uncertainty: voters who could decide to stay home.