BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Belgian Le Soir newspaper reported citing exit polls that Macron is projected to secure 60 percent of votes.
"[Macron] will be elected with some 62-65 percent of the votes," the broadcaster said.
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.
As of 15:00 GMT Sunday, the turnout in the second round of the French presidential election is estimated at 65.30 percent, which is lower than during the first round of the election, held on April 23, when the turnout was 69.42 percent at the same time.
The first round of the election took place on April 23.