More of France will be a shade of navy blue – POLITICO

Emmanuel Macron was re-elected as France’s president on Sunday, but his far-right rival Marine Le Pen made a strong push across large parts of the country.

The National Rally candidate led in more than 18,000 of the 35,000 French municipalities on the French mainland, though mostly in sparsely populated rural areas, while Macron won the big cities and generally fared better in densely populated areas, winning 58.5 percent of the vote overall.

Le Pen measured well in its traditional strongholds in northeastern France and in southeastern as well as in French overseas territories. She also made progress in the traditionally more left-leaning southwestern part of the country, taking several of the larger administrative districts known as departments.

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