French presidential election: Macron wins first round ahead of Le Pen

The incumbent, Emmanuel Macron, won the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday, with exit poll results showing a bigger gap ahead of sovereign right-wing Marine Le Pen than previously expected, the AFP news agency reported.

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Macron got 28.6 to 29.7 percent of the vote, and Le Pen got 23.3 to 24.4 percent, according to a poll by four polling companies. Radical Jean-Luc Mélenchon came in third with a result of 19.8 to 20.8 percent. Green Party candidate Yannick Jadot, Anne Hidalgo, Socialist Mayor of Paris and center-right Valérie Pécresse, have announced support for Macron in the second round, and Éric Zemmour, a radical publicist, has become Le Pent.

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