Independent candidate and leader of the political movement En Marche!, or Onwards! Emmanuel Macron has defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Sunday`s French presidential election by 65.1% of the vote, according to Ipsos exit poll, France 24 TV channel reports.
On the air of the TV channel, it was seen that supporters of Macron began to celebrate his victory on the Louvre`s square courtyard. The hosts called the victory of Macron historical.
At the same time, according to a correspondent from Marin Le Pen`s campaign headquarters, her entourage is disappointed with the results of the exit polls.
The right-wing candidate has scored 34.5%.
However, she called Macron, the headquarters of the pro-European candidate reported. Marin Le Pen also confirmed this information during her speech after the closure of polling stations. She wished Macron all the best for the future.
According to other exit polls, Macron scored 65.5%.