Emmanuel Macron wins France's presidential election

Emmanuel Macron has won France's presidential election, fending off a historic challenge from far-right candidate Marine Le Pen 

Macron took 58.55% of Sunday's vote, making him the first French leader to be reelected in 20 years

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Le Pen's performance is the latest indication that the French public is turning to extremist politicians

The voter abstention rate for the runoff was 28%, the highest for a runoff since 2002.

Macron's supporters, gathered on Champs de Mars in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower in central Paris

In his victory speech, Macron vowed to be the "president for each and every one of you." 

Macron said that his second term would not be a continuation of his first, committing to address all of France's current problems

"It will be my responsibility and that of those who surround me," Macron said.