The French voted in the first round of their presidential election on Sunday.
The centrist Emmanuel Macron placed first with 24 percent support, followed by nationalist party leader Marine Le Pen at 21 percent.
The center-right François Fillon, the far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon and the ruling Socialist Party’s Benoît Hamon were eliminated from the contest.
A runoff between Macron and Le Pen is scheduled for May 7.
Surveys have Macron ahead by 20 to 30 points.
Marine Le Pen
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