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    French Constitutional Council Officially Approves Macron as President-Elect

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    The Constitutional Council of France officially approved on Wednesday the election of Emmanuel Macron as the country's next president.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — On Sunday, Macron, the leader of En Marche! movement and former economy minister, won the second round of the French presidential election with 66.1 percent of the votes. His right-wing rival Marine Le Pen secured only 33.9 percent of the votes.

    According to the Council, on May 14, outgoing French President Francois Hollande will delegate his powers to Macron.

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