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French election: Reaction to Macron's win — and what lies ahead for the re-elected president

French President Emmanuel Macron celebrates with supporters in front of the Eiffel Tower Paris, France, Sunday, April 24, 2022.
French President Emmanuel Macron celebrates with supporters in front of the Eiffel Tower Paris, France, Sunday, April 24, 2022. Copyright Christophe Ena/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved
Copyright Christophe Ena/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved
By Kit GilletEuronews with AP, AFP
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French President Emmanuel Macron won re-election on Sunday, beating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. However, Macron faces many challenges ahead, as he seeks to govern a deeply divided country.

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French President Emmanuel Macron won re-election on Sunday with 58% of the vote, compared with 41% for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

Congratulations came flooding in from across Europe and the world. However, Macron faces many challenges ahead, as he seeks to govern a deeply divided country.

Macron acknowledged that many people voted for him simply to counter Le Pen, while commending their "sense of duty" and "attachment to the Republic."

See below a summary of Monday's reaction to Macron's win and a look at what comes next for France and its president.

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