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    French Citizens Elect New President (48)

    The headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron started on Sunday celebrations of his anticipated victory in the first round of the country's presidential election.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — The En Marche! movement's press service told Sputnik that Macron would arrive at the headquarters after 19:00 GMT.

    Macron's victory was reported by the France 2 broadcaster. According to the TV channel, Macron gained 23.7 percent of votes, while far-right National Front (FN) party leader Marine Le Pen — 21.7 percent.

    At the same time, the early data of the French Interior Ministry indicated that Le Pen got 24.15 percent of votes while Macron — 21.43 percent.

    According to the French legislation, two leading candidates will take part in the second round of the election if nobody gains more than 50 percent of votes.

    French Citizens Elect New President (48)


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