French President Emmanuel Macron was re-elected Sunday, according to projections based on early ballot counts.
Macron garnered 58.8% of the estimated vote Sunday, while far-right leader Marine Le Pen won 41.2%, according to a projection from polling firm Ipsos.
Cheers of joy erupted as the results appeared on a giant screen at the Champ de Mars Park at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, where Macron supporters waved French and EU flags. People hugged each other, danced, and chanted “Macron!”.
European leaders also welcomed the news that pro-European Union Macron and not nationalist Eurosceptic Le Pen had won.
"There will be continuity in government policy because the president has been reelected. But we have also heard the French people's message," he added, pledging change.