French President Emmanuel Macron won the re-election causing protests to break out in the streets of Paris.
Macron won with 58.5% of the vote to Le Pen's 41.5% — significantly closer than when they first faced off in 2017.
Macron is the first French president in 20 years to win reelection, since incumbent Jacques Chirac trounced Le Pen’s father in 2002.
Le Pen called her result “a shining victory,” saying that “in this defeat, I can't help but feel a form of hope.”.
Le Pen was beaten 66% to 34% by Macron in 2017 and her father got less than 20% against Chirac.
Many French voters found the 2022 presidential rematch less compelling than in 2017, when Macron was an unknown factor.
Some trooped reluctantly to polling stations solely to stop Le Pen, casting joyless votes for Macron. »