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France elections: Macron-Le Pen through to run-off, projections say

Monday - 24/04/2017 01:25
The centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have won the first round of voting in French presidential elections, projected results say.
AFP/EPA / The two face a run-off next month
AFP/EPA / The two face a run-off next month

Mr Macron won 23.7%, while Ms Le Pen won 21.7%, French TV says.

The two saw off a strong challenge from centre-right François Fillon and the hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon, according to the projections. 

The pair now face a run-off vote on 7 May.

Whoever wins the next round, the voting marks a shift away from the left and centre-right parties that have long dominated French politics.

Turnout nationally appears to be similar to the last election in 2012.

Source: BBC News:

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