The chances of him retaining the absolute majority are slim, which means he would have to negotiate with his coalition partners for every bill he'd want to pass in the parliament.
Almost all of the bloc's 27 leaders were among the first to congratulate Macron after his win over Le Pen by a comfortable margin.
French President Emmanuel Macron is set to begin efforts to unite a deeply divided nation after winning re-election in a battle against rival Marine Le Pen that saw the far right come its closest yet to taking power.
Only 58 members out of 329 lawmakers were present in the parliament, which was less than the necessary two-thirds quorum needed to choose a new president for the mostly ceremonial post.
Former first lady Xiomara Castro could be the country's first female president as she holds a nearly 20-point lead over the ruling party's candidate, according to the initial results.
Pro-reform President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who took power in late 2016, is expected to secure a second term.
Results from 15 of the country's 156 constituencies gave opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema 171,604 votes versus the 110,178 garnered by President Edgar Lungu, who is running for a second five-year term.
Partial and regional tallies start to trickle in on Friday, with final consolidated results expected by Sunday, although President Edgar Lungu's party hints it is heading for victory.
Political tensions remain high in Peru following the June 6 election in which socialist Pedro Castillo declared himself the winner. But his rival conservative Keiko Fujimori has levelled accusations of election fraud.
Interior Minister Aboldreza Rahmani Fazli says Raisi has been elected president with 61.95 percent of the vote as voter turnout was 48.8 percent, a record low for a presidential election in the country.
Conservative lawmaker Alireza Zakani, reformist Mohsen Mehralizadeh and ultraconservative Saeed Jalili, have withdrawn from Iran’s presidential race on the last day of campaigning, leaving only four contenders for Friday’s vote.
Attempts to portray the performative elections as otherwise look foolish, and won’t convince the public.
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