MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Centrist Emanuel Macron and right-wing Marine Le Pen advanced to the second round of the vote after gaining over 23 percent and over 21 percent, respectively, on Sunday.
"We respect the choice of the French. We are supporters of building good and mutually beneficial relations," Peskov said.
However, fortune smiled upon Macron and Le Pen, who gathered the support of 23.86 percent and 21.43 percent of votes respectively, with 97 percent of votes counted, according to the data published on the French Interior Ministry's website. Several media have published final results of the vote allegedly provided by the ministry, saying that Macron won 23.75 percent of the votes, while Le Pen got 21.53 percent. Both Fillon and Melenchon were supported by less than 20 percent of voters.
At the same time, Le Pen's result was mostly owing to the support of the French regions. In the country's capital she was backed by less than 5 percent of voters, while Macron won 34.83 percent of Parisian votes.