Boris Johnson congratules Macron
Boris Johnson has congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his re-election, adding: France is one of our closest and most important allies.
Supporters of Emmanuel Macron erupted into cheers at the foot of the Eiffel Tower moments after the first projections showed he had won the French election by a comfortable margin.
Le Pen concedes defeat
Marine Le Pen has conceded defeat in France’s presidential election.
Speaking at a former hunting lodge on the outskirts of Paris, Ms Le Pen said the result was still a “victory” for her political movement.
“More than ever I will continue my work for the French,” she said.
“The French political landscape is being re-composed.”
Ms Macron said her Rassemblement National party was open to unite all those who want to fight against Mr Macron.