Emmanuel Macron has defeated his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen in the second round of France’s presidential elections, to win a second term in office.

According to reliably accurate estimates, Mr Macron scored around 58% of the vote, against 42% for Le Pen, the Rassemblement National (National Rally) leader.

Reeta Chakrabarti in Paris presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Europe editor Katya Adler and Paris correspondent Lucy Williamson.

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