CNBC: Macron is France's next president — here’s what happens next
* Emmanuel Macron has been elected president of France.
* Far-right opponent Marine Le Pen failed to secure the keys to the Elysee Palace.
* French parliamentary elections and the EU talks now take center stage.
The centrist candidate secured approximately 65 percent of votes to far-right Le Pen's 35 percent, according to a Kantar Sofres poll, in what has been one of the most significant elections in France's recent history.
Macron's win signals a victory for both pro-Europeans and pollsters, who correctly predicted his lead. CNBC takes a look at the En Marche (translated as "onwards") party leader's next steps towards the Elysee Palace.
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Commentaries And Analysis On The French Presidential Election
France's mainstream breathes sigh of relief -- DW
Five reasons why Macron won the French election -- BBC
Macron banks on de Gaulle's 'majority amplifier' to govern -- Michael Rose, Reuters
Macron and the Revival of Europe -- Roger Cohen, NYT
Why Macron Won: Luck, Skill and France’s Dark History -- Adam Nossiter, NYT
French Election: Macron’s Victory Hailed — and Decried — as Boost for United Europe -- NBC
Marine Le Pen's Real Victory -- The Atlantic
Le Pen loss may be preferred outcome for Trump -- Washington Times
'A new page has been turned': Macron eschews triumphalism in victory speech -- The Guardian
French Elections: What You Need to Know About Emmanuel Macron's Victory and the Battles to Come -- Newsweek
The Huge Challenges Facing Emmanuel Macron -- The New Yorker
French election: Emmanuel Macron's decisive victory still leaves enormous challenges: ANALYSIS -- ABC News Online
Analysis: The six big challenges facing France's new president Emmanuel Macron -- The Local/AFP
Analysis: Despite Le Pen's loss, European populism lives on -- AP
Marine Le Pen defeated but France's far right is far from finished -- The Guardian
What does Marine Le Pen do now? -- BBC