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>> French citizens this morning are waking up to new leader, Emmanuel Macron, who's 39, the youngest President ever and the youngest leader since Napoleon. I'm Michel Rose for Reuters in Paris.>>
> This was a very strong score for Emmanuel Macron, 66%. Although, we can see that a lot of French people did not have the choice they wanted in the second round with 25% of them abstaining and 9% of them spoiling their ballot, a record under the Fifth Republic.
Now, he has to play a delicate role to find new faces, but at the same time, experienced operators who can reform France. He wants to reform France and pass some extremely controversial reforms, especially labor law reforms that a lot of candidates in the first round have opposed, chiefly Jean-Luc Melenchon of the far left party, La France insoumise.
Emmanuel Macron is gonna lead a very divided country. In the first round of the election, the electorate was split in between four big groups with about half of the population voting for extremist parties, the far left and the far right. And he will have to heal these wounds, as he said in his speech yesterday, and he will try to build, what he calls, a unity government.
Including people from the left and the right to ensure that the people of France feels united behind our president.>>