8 May 2017

Macron wins New Caledonia with slim margin only

From , 3:04 pm on 8 May 2017

The incoming French president Emmanuel Macron has managed to win in all French Pacific territories.

He won almost 80 percent of votes in Wallis and Futuna, but only 52 percent in New Caledonia.

His rival Marine Le Pen's score of almost 48 percent in New Caledonia was her best of any French overseas territory.

Johnny Blades asked our editor Walter Zweifel how her relative success is being explained.

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Photo: AFP