Emmanuel Macron who celebrated an overwhelming victory in the second leg of the French presidential election held a speech in front of his supporters. The event took place at Louvre in Paris; the famous glass pyramid of the museum was illuminated on the occasion, DW wrote.
"A new chapter in our long history has opened this evening. I would like it to be one of hope and renewed confidence. I will use all the energy I have to earn (the people's) trust," Macron said, greeting those who supported him all the way along the presidential campaign.
‘Tonight, France has won. Those who did not believe in our victory… they just do not know France,’ he went on.
The newly elected president appreciated the support of his comrades. According to him, his country faced an "immense task," in reinforcing European unity, fixing the economy and ensuring the country's security in the face of terror threats. ‘We need to create a real and powerful majority that must bring changes our country hopes for and deserves,’ Macron said.
'Today they (Le Pen voters) expressed a sense of rage, of helplesness; sometimes, convictions... I will do all I can in my five years to ensure that there will no longer be any reason to vote for the extremes. I will fight the divisions that undermine France', Macron stressed.
He also promised to combat climate change and fight terrorism in his victory speech.
Recently, French Interior Ministry released the preliminary results of the vote count in the second leg of presidential election; according to them, centrist Emmanuel Macron beat the far-right Marine Le Pen, with his 66 percent of votes against her 34.