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France’s Macron wins re-election, dodges political earthquake

France’s Macron wins re-election, dodges political earthquake

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By Mimosa Spencer, Layli Foroudi and Tassilo Hummel PARIS (Reuters)

French President Emmanuel Macron defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Sunday by a comfortable margin, securing a second term and heading off what would have been a political earthquake.

Cheers of joy erupted as the results appeared on a giant screen at the Champ de Mars park at the foot of the Eiffel tower, where Macron supporters waved French and EU flags.

People hugged each other, danced and chanted “Macron!”. European leaders also welcomed the news that pro-European Union Macron and not nationalist eurosceptic Le …

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