Macron and Le Pen contest second round of presidential elections in France – World

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Outgoing French President Emmanuel Macron and National Union candidate (far-right) Marine Le Pen were the two most voted candidates with between 28.6 and 29.7% and between 23.5 and 24.7%. , respectively.

Candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face each other in the second round of presidential elections in France, on April 24, according to the first polls.

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According to exit polls, outgoing French President Emmanuel Macron and National Union candidate (far-right), Marine Le Pen, were the two most voted candidates with between 28.6 and 29.7%. and between 23.5 and 24.7%, respectively.

Estimates from the Opinionway, Ifop and Harris institutes also indicate that the candidate of the radical left Jean-Luc Mélenchon was in third place in this first round with between 19.8% and 20.5% of the votes.

Abstention will have been high, between 26.2% and 29.1%, according to two of the estimates. In 2017, it was 22.2% in the first presidential round.

Around 48.7 million French voters were called to the polls today for the first round of the presidential elections, to which 12 candidates have presented themselves.

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