He took 65.68% of the vote (20.2 million) to far-right National Front Le Pen’s 34.32%.
But with a voting population of 47.5 million, Le Pen saw 10.5 million back her, while those who didn't vote broke through the 25% mark totalling 12 million, and blank or invalid votes came to four million.
Here in Loubéjac, 111 people voted in favour of Macron and 51 supported Le Pen (photo above), but afterwards in the small Café Associatif L'Ecole there was a feeling of trepidation as France stepped forward into the unknown.
Many believed that it was time for change, and that Macron provided hope and support remained strong for the EU.
But you also felt that it had to work this time and that it would take all parties to pull together to ensure that Le Pen and other far-right tendencies didn't gain strength from the number of votes received, but also abstentions.
Macron and France now moves on to creating a parliament with the French legislative elections taking place on June 11 and June 18.
Full results of the presidential elections from communes across France are available here.
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