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France: Macron supporters celebrate presidential results in Paris02:36

France: Macron supporters celebrate presidential results in Paris

France, Paris
April 24, 2017 at 00:09 GMT -00:00 · Published

Supporters of the centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron celebrated the ‘En Marche!’ leader's victory at a rally in Paris on Sunday, after exit-poll figures showed him qualifying for the second run-off vote.

According to exit polls Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen garnered the most votes in the first round of presidential elections with Macron having won 24 percent and Le Pen 22 percent of the electorate vote.

Once the final results have been confirmed the two leading candidates will go head-to-head in a second and decisive round, scheduled for May 7.

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Supporters of the centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron celebrated the ‘En Marche!’ leader's victory at a rally in Paris on Sunday, after exit-poll figures showed him qualifying for the second run-off vote.

According to exit polls Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen garnered the most votes in the first round of presidential elections with Macron having won 24 percent and Le Pen 22 percent of the electorate vote.

Once the final results have been confirmed the two leading candidates will go head-to-head in a second and decisive round, scheduled for May 7.

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