French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen defeated, but not done - analyst

Centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron has soundly defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the race for the French presidency.

Read: What you need to know about French president elect Emmanuel Macron

Le Pen has conceded defeat, saying French people decided to vote for continuity.

International relations expert Professor John Stremlau says it's clear that Le Pen is not done with French politics just yet.

She's only 48 and she'll be back, I'm sure, in five years.

John Stremlau, Professor of International Relations at Wits University

Also read: 'Front-runners in French presidential election mark end of left-right divide'

Stremlau says Le Pen's far-right National Front party will likely win 100 seats in the parliamentary elections next month.

He says that the elections marked the lowest voter turnout in France since 1969, indicating that the French public may be feeling alienated.

Take a listen to his analysis and the tasks ahead for Macron's administration:


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