Macron wins French presidency with 65 percent: Belgian paper cites Ipsos

French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron (L), head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards ! and his wife Brigitte Trogneux hold hands after voting at a polling station during the the second round of 2017 French presidential election, in Le Touquet, France, May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron will be president of France after beating Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Front by 65 percent to 35 percent in Sunday’s runoff, Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique said, citing a projection based on early results by pollster Ipsos.

An independent centrist and former economy minister, Macron would become France’s youngest head of state, aged just 39.

Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; @macdonaldrtr