Macron and Le Pen lead in French presidential election


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Published the first exit polls of the presidential elections in France. The incumbent head of the Fifth Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and the leader of the far-right Rally National party, Marine Le Pen, each won 24% of the vote, while the third candidate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, head of Unsubdued France, 19%.

Exit poll data with reference to the polling institute is given by the Belgian edition RTBF. The turnout in the elections by 17:00 local time (18:00 Moscow time) was 65%.

According to the latest Elabe Opinion election rating, 26% of voters were ready to vote for Emmanuel Macron, 25% for Marine Le Pen. When asked about the results of the second round, the answers were similar: 51% for Macron and 49% for Le Pen.

Marine Le Pen is considered a “pro-Russian” politician. A few days before the election, she stated that it is necessary to take a balanced position in the situation around Ukraine. She believes that Paris should not impose sanctions against the Russian Federation that harm France itself, “making hara-kiri for itself.”

According to her, too harsh sanctions against Russia will not only harm the economies of France and the EU, but will also bring Russia closer to China, which will also be a “huge problem for France.”


Source: Росбалт by www.rosbalt.ru.

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