As of the latest data, Le Pen is gaining 39.48 percent of votes.
According to the first preliminary results by the French Interior Ministry cited by Swiss media as 10 million of votes have been counted, Emmanuel Macron has been leading in the French election runoff with 62.5 percent. According to 24Heures citing the French Interior Ministry, the voter turnout is estimated at 74 percent.
She has already congratulated her rival after the first results' announcement.
The polling stations opened in France at 8 a.m. local time on Sunday. In the second round of the vote, two candidates face each other: independent Emmanuel Macron, the leader of "En Marche!" movement, who got 24 percent of the votes in the first round, and right-wing Marine Le Pen, who came second with 21 percent of the votes.
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