Putin congratulates Macron on re-election

Putin congratulates Macron on re-election

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to Emmanuel Macron on his re-election as President of France, the Kremlin press service said.

“I sincerely wish you success in your state activities, as well as good health and well-being,” the congratulatory telegram reads.

Earlier in the day, Macron won in the second round of the presidential election with 58.55% of the votes, while his rival, right-wing presidential candidate, leader of the National Rally party Marine Le Pen got 41.45%.

During the first round, held on 10 April, Macron won 27.84 percent, and Le Pen secured 23.15 percent of the votes.

The chairman of the French Constitutional Council is expected to formally announce the new president on 27 April.