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PM Narendra Modi wishes Emmanuel Macron as he clinches French Presidential polls Emmanuel Macron

PM Narendra Modi wishes Emmanuel Macron as he clinches French Presidential polls

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Apr 2022, 08:59 am

New Delhi: Indian PM Narendra Modi wished French President Emmanuel Macron after he won the Presidential polls to return to power for five more years.

" Congratulations to my friend @EmmanuelMacron on being re-elected as the President of France! I look forward to continue working together to deepen the India-France Strategic Partnership," Modi tweeted.

French incumbent President Emmanuel Macron won the 2022 French presidential runoff with 18,779,641 votes, or 58.54 per cent of the valid votes, according to the preliminary results released Sunday night by the French Interior Ministry.

Macron's rival, far-right wing candidate Marine Le Pen, gained 13,297,760 votes, or 41.46 per cent.

The ministry said that some 48,752,500 citizens had registered to vote, but only 35,096,391 voters cast their ballots during the runoff, representing an abstention rate of 28.01 percent.

The final results of the presidential election will be announced by France's Constitutional Council after verification.

In 2017, Macron and Le Pen also competed for the French presidency in a runoff, during which Macron was elected with 66.1 per cent of the vote.