Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election. In the end, it was a landslide victory for Macron who took 66 percent of the vote compared to Le Pen's 34 percent. Geographically, the former economy minister swept the board, with Le Pen managing to win two of France's 107 departments, Calais and Aisne.
Macron was particularly successful in Paris where he managed to attract 89.7 percent of the vote. He also proved popular in several departments along the Mediterranean and in the north-east where support for Marine Le Pen was strong in the first round of the election. Macron was elected on a pro-EU plaftorm in stark contrast to Le Pen who vowed to hold a referendum on France's EU membership and pull the country out of the single currency.