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 Macron officially proclaimed French president-elect

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Having counted all the votes, the French Constitutional Council proclaimed 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron the country’s eighth president.

This is stated in the council's decision published today, May 10, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

The Constitutional Council announced the result of the second round of presidential election held in France on May 6, 7 which show that Macron won 20,743,128 votes sufficient to proclaim him the president.

"Therefore, the Constitutional Council proclaims Mr. Emmanuel Macron the president-elect of the French Republic," the decision says.

Read more: Macron scores decisive victory in France's presidential run-off

The council's decision also stipulates that Macron will take office after current President François Hollande steps down, which, according to Article 6 of the French Constitution, should take place before May 14.
 
 
 
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