France have elected Emmanuel Macron as its new president, making him the youngest person to occupy that seat.
The 39-year-old defeated opponent Marine Le Pen by about 65.5% to 34.5%.
Mr Macron will also become the first president from outside the two traditional main parties since the modern republic’s foundation in 1958.
He said that a new page was being turned in French history.
“I want it to be a page of hope and renewed trust,” he said.
With 93% of the votes counted, Mr Macron has about 19.3 million votes, while Ms Le Pen has about 10.4 million, the French interior ministry says.
Mr Macron’s supporters gathered in their thousands to celebrate outside the Louvre museum in central Paris and their new president later joined them.
In his speech to the crowd, he said: “Tonight you won, France won. Everyone told us it was impossible, but they don’t know France.”
But he repeated a number of times that the task facing him and the country was enormous.
He said: “We have the strength, the energy and the will – and we will not give in to fear.”
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