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    Macron's Team Celebrate First Results of French Presidential Election

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    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.

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