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Total of 4.2Mln of French Voters Cast Empty Ballots

© REUTERS / Eric GaillardElectoral documents for the upcoming second round of 2017 French presidential election are displayed as registered voters will receive an envelope containing the declarations of faith of each candidate, Emmanuel Macron (R) and Marine Le Pen (L), along with the two ballot papers for the May 7 second round of the French presidential election, in Nice, France, May 3, 2017
Electoral documents for the upcoming second round of 2017 French presidential election are displayed as registered voters will receive an envelope containing the declarations of faith of each candidate, Emmanuel Macron (R) and Marine Le Pen (L), along with the two ballot papers for the May 7 second round of the French presidential election, in Nice, France, May 3, 2017 - Sputnik International
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Millions of French voters cast empty ballots in the presidential run-off on Synday, a survey revealed.

A protester kicks back a tear gas grenade during a demonstration for a social first round on the eve of the first round in the French presidential election, in Paris, France - Sputnik International
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PARIS (Sputnik) — A total of 4.2 million of French voters cast empty ballots in the presidential run-off on Synday, a survey conducted by Ispos and Sopra Steria said.

According to the pollsters, 8.9 percent of the total of 47.6 million voters cast empty ballots, refusing to give their support to either of the candidates.

Preliminary results released by the country’s Interior Ministry show that leader of the En Marche! movement Emmanuel Macron is winning with 62.34 percent of votes, while right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen received 37.66 percent, after some 60 percent of the ballots counted.

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