'Marine Le Pen election push shows how divided France has become', says freelance journalist

'Election shows how divided France has become', says freelance journalist

Emmanuel Macron won the presidency this morning, beating out Marine Le Pen to the office

Monday, May 8, 2017

A French journalist has said the result of the election show how divided the country has become. 

This morning, it was announced En Marche's Emmanuel Macron had beaten rival Marine Le Pen to the presidency of France. 

However, his rival - formerly of the far-right Front National - was projected to receive roughly 34% of the vote. 

Lisa Louis, a freelance journalist based in Paris, said this was a show of how divided France is over those who want globalisation and those who view it as a threat. 

In an interview with Paul Ross, she said Macron's task is now to bring the Le Pen supporters on board with his plans. 

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