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    French President Hollande Congratulates Macron on Winning Runoff Election

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    Francois Hollande congratulated Emmanuel Macron on winning the Sunday runoff election.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French President Francois Hollande congratulated Emmanuel Macron on winning the Sunday runoff election.

    "I called @EmmanuelMacron to congratulate him warmly on his election. I have expressed all my wishes of success for our country," Hollande wrote on his Twitter.

    ​According to preliminary results announced by the French Interior Ministry after 20 percent of ballots counted, Macron is winning the French presidential election with 59.93 percent of votes.

    2017 French Presidential Election: Round 2 (36)


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