Macron pledges 'renewed method' to rule France
Addressing a crowd on the Champ de Mars after winning the elections, Macron thanks those who voted against the far-right.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at the Champ de Mars in Paris and addressed the crowd there momentarily after winning re-election.
As the European anthem "Ode to Joy" played, he greeted his supporters near the Eiffel Tower.
Macron expressed gratitude to those who voted for him in order to counter the far-right and stated that the vote will bind him for years to come.
"I know that many compatriots voted to block the ideas of the extreme right, I want to thank them and tell them that I am aware that this vote obliges me for the years to come," he said.
Furthermore, he recognized their "sense of duty" and "attachment to the Republic."
Macron also addressed abstainers, stating that he will have to respond to them, and Marine Le Pen's supporters, quelling his supporters' boos when he mentions her name.
"From tonight, I am not the leader of one camp but the president of one and all," he said.
"Our country is imbued with so much doubt..." Macron added. "But no one will be left by the wayside," he vowed.
Macron has promised that the new era that begins tonight will not be merely a continuation of his first five-year term. He promises a new form of governance.
He has won the 2022 French presidential elections, renewing his term after being elected as President in 2017.
The French President won by 58%, while his opponent, Marine Le Pen, received a 42% of the voter turnout.