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Macron and Le Pen Win First Voting Round in France

This presidential election will be a rematch of the last.

  • Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have won the first voting round in the French presidential election.
  • With 95.5 percent of the votes counted, Macron, the incumbent, is at 28 percent support and Le Pen, the leader of the far right, at 23 percent. Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon places third with 22 percent.
  • The April 24 runoff will be a rematch of the 2017 election, when Macron defeated Le Pen with 66 to her 34 percent. Polls predict a narrower margin this year.

Results

Candidate

Party

Support

Emmanuel Macron The Republic on the Move 27.8
Marine Le Pen National Rally 23
Jean-Luc Mélenchon France Unbowed 22
Éric Zemmour Reconquest 7.1
Valérie Pécresse Republicans 4.8
Yannick Jadot Europe Ecology – The Greens 4.6
Fabien Roussel Communist Party 2.3
Anne Hidalgo Socialist Party 1.8

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