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Macron joins a long list of young leaders across the globe who are calling the shots

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Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron resoundingly won the French presidential elections on Sunday by defeating his fiercest rival Marine Le Pen by a landslide.

He won 66.1% of the vote against 33.9% for Le Pen while the abstention rate was 25.44%.

“Thank you my friends, thank you for being here tonight. You have fought with courage. 'What we have done for so many months, everyone thought it was impossible, but they didn't know France. I thank you for your trust. Thank you for the risk some have taken.”  He told a jubilant crowd in his victory speech.

Macron is 39-year-old and a former investment banker, he has promised to serve his country with 'humility and strength'.

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He joins a long list of young leaders across the globe who are young and sometimes politically inexperience.

Joseph Kabila

The democratic republic of Congo president was 29 years old when he ascended into power. Ten days after his father was assassinated the young novice who spent majority of his teenage years in the United States ascended to power.

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed

Prime Minister Chahed is the youngest leader to ascend to power since Tunisia attained independence in 1956.

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The 185th and current Prime Minister of Greece is the youngest Greek leader in 150 years.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

He is the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party. Furthermore he is the second youngest prime minister after Joe Clark and the eldest son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

He was 43 when he took office in 2015.

President Andrzej Duda of Poland

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The Polish president was born on May 1972, Prior to becoming the president, he served as a member of Polish Seim (2011–14) and the European Parliament (2014–15). He was eventually elected president in 2015 at the age of 43.

Alexis Tsipras

The 185th and current Prime Minister of Greece is the youngest Greek leader in 150 years.

Mr. Tsipras was named prime minister in 2015 at the young age of 40.

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