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    French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards ! casts his ballot at a polling station during the the second round of 2017 French presidential election, in Le Touquet, France, May 7, 2017.

    French Citizens Voting in Brussels Favor Macron Over Le Pen - Exit Poll

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    French citizens in Brussels are mostly voting for En March! movement leader, centrist Emmanuel Macron in the runoff of the presidential election, media report citing their survey data.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to an exit poll conducted by the Belgian RTBF radio on Sunday, voters are giving preference to Macron over his rival, former National Front party leader, right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen.

    The first official results of the second round of the French presidential election will be provided by the country's Interior Ministry at 8 p.m. local time.

    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.

    The turnout at the election is rather low, amounting only to 28.54 percent at noon, according to the French Interior Ministry. The reason behind such a turnout is dissatisfaction of the French citizens with candidates for the presidency.

    Following the first round of election on April 23, mass demonstrations took place across France under motto "Ni Macron, Ni Le Pen," urging to abstain from voting.

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