Live: Mélenchon will reach 22%, not enough for the second round

The first round of the presidential election ended in a new Emmanuel Macron / Marine Le Pen duel in the second round. After 97% of the votes counted, the outgoing president ends with 27.35% of the vote, the RN candidate is at 23.97% and Jean-Luc Mélenchon finishes third at 21.70%. Behind, the political chaos. The Republicans obtain only 4.69%, behind the essayist Eric Zemmour who gleans 6.85% of the votes. On the left, the ecologists obtain 4.18% of the vote, when the PS fails at 2%.

The two candidates embark on a duel which promises to be tight. If Emmanuel Macron scored higher than in 2017 (27-28% against 23-24% for Marine Le Pen), the gap with his far-right rival promises to be tighter in the second round, with a score between 54% and 51% against 46%-49%, according to polls carried out on Sunday after the first round.

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6:43 am: Mélenchon definitely not in the second round

Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s campaign manager, Manuel Bompard, announced on Monday that the Popular Union candidate would finish with nearly 22% of the vote in the first round of the election. presidentialwhich will not be enough to qualify him for the second round.

“Tonight, (Jean-Luc Mélenchon) will finish with nearly 22% of the vote. It’s an extraordinary result. Unfortunately, it will not be enough to qualify for the second round. But what pride in all this progress made”, wrote Manuel Bompard on Twitter.

After counting 97% of the votes cast, outgoing President Emmanuel Macron is credited with 27.35% of the votes, RN candidate Marine Le Pen is at 23.97% and Jean-Luc Mélenchon finishes third at 21.70%.

4:35 am: Mélenchon in the lead in Île-de-France

With around 2,500 votes apart, Jean-Luc Mélenchon (30.24%) created a surprise and came very slightly ahead in Ile-de-France, neck and neck with Emmanuel Macron (30.19%), which won in Paris (35.33%), winning 13 out of 20 arrondissements.

With the exception of the departments of Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine and Paris won by Emmanuel Macron, the rebellious leader came first in the five other departments of the Paris region.

With a jump of more than eight points compared to 2017, Mr. Mélenchon comes first in Ile-de-France in a very tight duel – 2,554 votes – with the outgoing president, who had largely won there five years.

Marine Le Pen comes third with 12.96% of the vote, a level slightly higher than her 2017 score.

In Paris, Emmanuel Macron came first (35.33%) and won 13 arrondissements including the beautiful districts historically on the right.

In these former bastions of the right, Eric Zemmour (8.16%) came second in the 7th, 8th and 16th arrondissements, where he even reached 17.48%. Never in the capital had a far-right candidate reached this score.

As in 2017, Mélenchon (30.09%) won the 19th and 20th arrondissements, but also five new arrondissements.

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo comes in seventh position in the capital with 2.17%, a score slightly higher than at the national level.

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00h: A broad call to vote Macron in the second round

The vast majority of the political class called on Sunday to vote for Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the election presidential against the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who for her part received the support of Eric Zemmour.

The outgoing President of the Republic thanked the candidates – Anne Hidalgo, Yannick Jadot, Fabien Roussel and Valérie Pécresse – who gave him their “support” on Sunday and praised the “clarity” of those who call, like LFI, to “do dam on the far right”.

Extending his “hand to all those who want to work for France”, he said he was “ready to invent something new to bring together the various convictions and sensitivities”.

(With Reuters and AFP)

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