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Macron wins second term as president: How did your area vote?

Emmanuel Macron was popular in Brittany and Pays de la Loire, while Marine Le Pen claimed large parts of northern and north-eastern France and Corsica

Emmanuel Macron won more places in the west of France, while Marine Le Pen won bigger in northern and north-eastern areas Pic: RVillalon / Shutterstock

French President Emmanuel Macron’s victory in yesterday’s second round of the presidential election was conclusive but large swatches of France still backed the far-right Marine Le Pen.

Mr Macron won with 58.54% of the votes (18,779,641 in total), compared to Ms Le Pen’s 41.46% (13,297,760 votes in total). 

His victory was not crushing, a fact he acknowledged in a speech last night.

Read more: President Macron’s re-election win: ‘Now we have so much to do’

You can see the results in your commune using this government website

You can also see an overview of the results posted by Franceinfo, in the Tweet below. Mr Macron is represented in the lighter shade of purple. 

The majority of communes in the North (Hauts-de-France) and Northeast (Grand Est) backed Le Pen, as did pockets in the East (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) and Southeast (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur).

In fact, Ms Le Pen improved her score compared to 2017 in the majority of towns and cities across France. She won over 60% of votes in more than 6,500 communes. 

She also improved her score by over 10 percentage points in 11,670 places. This is the case in Brive-la-Gaillarde (Corrèze), Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrénées) and Montluçon (Allier), although she did still lose in all of these places. 

Mr Macron, on the other hand, won convincingly in Ile-de-France. 

He also took much of Brittany and Pays de la Loire, and fared generally better in the west of France. 

But again, even in Brittany where two thirds of people backed him, Ms Le Pen made progress. 

She gained nine percentage points overall compared to her 2017 results in the region, and over 10 percentage points in the Côtes-d'Armor. 

Somewhat surprisingly, Ms Le Pen also proved to be popular in France’s overseas territories.

Ms Le Pen won in Guadeloupe (69.6%), Martinique (60.87%), Saint-Barthélemy (54.73%), French Guiana (60.7%) and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon (50.69%). 

Five years ago, in the 2017 presidential election second round, Mr Macron won convincingly in Martinique (77.5%), Guadeloupe (75.1%) and French Guiana (64.9%). 

Corsica, the island off France’s southeast coast that has seen protests for greater autonomy or even independence in recent months, backed Ms Le Pen. This is despite the fact that she has not stated her support for giving the island autonomy. 

Read more: France could enable autonomy for Corsica after weeks of protests

Read more: Why are there angry protests against the French state in Corsica?

Mr Macron was far more popular with French citizens living outside of France, with 86.14% of them backing him. 

But a significant number of people chose not to vote, with the 28.01% abstention rate the highest in a presidential election second round since 1969. 

There were also 3,018,990 spoiled votes. 

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