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    Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen improved her chances to beat independent Emmanuel Macron by 1 percent since Tuesday but is still expected to lose the second round of the election, a fresh OpinionWay poll showed Wednesday.

    PARIS (Sputnik) According to the survey, she is projected to secure 40 percent of votes in the run-off against Macron's 60 percent.

    The survey was carried out between April 23 and 25 among 2,828 registered voters.

    On Sunday, Macron and Le Pen emerged as the two top contenders in the first round of the election, and are set to face each other in the run-off on May 7. According to the French Interior Ministry, Macron won with 24.01 percent of the votes, while Le Pen got 21.30 percent.

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