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PM Modi congratulates Macron on being re-elected France’s President

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 25, 2022 11:19 AM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Emmanuel Macron on being re-elected as France’s President.

PM Modi tweeted, "Congratulations to my friend Emmanuel Macron on becoming the President of France again! I look forward to continuing to work together to deepen the strategic partnership between India and France."

French President Macron has been re-elected after he defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. The 44-year-old has become the third French president who has managed to secure a second term. His margin of victory, however, was tighter than when he first beat Le Pen in 2017.

On the victory of Macron, the top leaders of European countries have congratulated him on social media.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also welcomed Macron's victory.

Only 72 percent voter turnout was recorded in the French presidential elections, which is the lowest since 1969.

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