Colombo, May 8 (NIA) – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday congratulated France’s Emmanuel Macron on winning the French Presidency.
In a message on his official twitter account, Sirisena congratulated Macron on his ‘remarkable victory’ and added that his victory provides a great platform for relations between France and Sri Lanka to prosper.
France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron has promised to “fight the divisions that undermine France,” after defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, the CNN reported.
Macron has won 66.06% of the vote with 99.99% of registered votes counted, France’s interior ministry said.
In a clear rejection of France’s mainstream parties, voters have turned to the 39-year-old to help bring unity to a deeply fractured country.
The result is remarkable considering Macron, a centrist independent, campaigned without a traditional party and with no experience of governing.