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    Both French Presidential Candidates Vote in Runoff Election

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    2017 French Presidential Election: Round 2 (36)
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    Both French presidential candidates, right-wing Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron, have cast their ballots in the Sunday runoff election.

    French President Francois Hollande prepares to vote in the second round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Tulle, France
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    PARIS (Sputnik) – Macron voted at a polling station in Le Touquet, northern France, where his family home is, at around 11 a.m. local time, while his rival Le Pencast a ballot in the town of Henin-Beaumont just minutes later.

    The polling stations opened across France for the second round of the presidential election at 8 a.m. local time (06:00 GMT) and will operate until 7 p.m. The first official results will be provided by the Interior Ministry at 8 p.m.

    The first election round took place on April 23, with Macron gaining 24.01 percent of votes, and Le Pen coming second with 21.3 percent.

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