As the sun sets over the French capital, supporters of Emmanuel Macron celebrate their candidate’s triumph in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
DJs were spinning dance music, giving the impression that the Champ de Mars had turned into a nightclub.
When the clock struck 8 p.m. local time, everyone burst into joy when Macron’s image appeared on the screen as the winner of the election.
Supporters jumped up and down in a sea of French and European flags, shouting Macron’s campaign slogan, “One, two and five more years”.
Despite losing the presidential election to Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen has hinted that her far-right movement has a solid base on which to grow for the future, with around 42% of French voters who support her.
During his concession speech, Le Pen declared that “the game is not quite over since in a few weeks the legislative elections will take place”.
She added: “Tonight we are launching the great battle of the legislative elections… with all those who have the nation at heart… I will never abandon the French people.
Even as she celebrated her “historic score” in the French presidential election, Marine Le Pen admitted defeat in the second round.
“A great wind of freedom could have blown over our country, the fate of the ballot box wanted it otherwise. ” – Marine Le Pen