Last Sunday, France held its presidential election, where centrist Emmanuel Macron was declared the winner over opponent Marine Le Pen.
With a 65% of the vote, 39-year-old former investment banker and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron will be the youngest president of France. After a contentious election that saw the first runoff between candidates from parties other than the traditional left and right, the independent centrist Macron defeated extreme right National Front leader Marine Le Pen. France was glued to the television today, holding its breath until the results were announced at precisely 8PM local time.
But a majority of the citizens of France aren’t the only people happy with Macron’s win over the weekend, social media seemed just as pleased with the results. Celebrities like Debra Messing, RuPaul, and Sophia Bush took to Twitter to voice their approval of France’s vote:
🇫🇷🙌🏻POWER TO THE PEOPLE 🙌🏻🇫🇷 https://t.co/QMnE9QnOBi
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) May 7, 2017
2017 goals: pic.twitter.com/J9f5RNJVrs
— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) December 20, 2016
Vive le France!!!!! Oh, how happy this makes your friends in the United States. You voted for moving forward. #neverback
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 7, 2017
— Luc Besson (@lucbesson) May 8, 2017
Thank you FRANCE!!!!! MACRON WON BY 65% of the vote!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) May 7, 2017
I've been a stubborn hold-out but after today I'm gonna start calling Freedom fries French fries again.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) May 7, 2017
— Belinda Carlisle (@belindaofficial) May 7, 2017
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) May 7, 2017
Even President Donald Trump tweeted congratulations to his fellow world leader.
Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2017