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Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to win the Sunday French presidential election with 60 percent of votes, Belgian Le Soir newspaper reported, citing exit polls results.

Axar.az reports citing to Sputnik according to Le Soir, the exit polls conducted by three institutes predicted Macron's victory over right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen.
According to Belgian RTBF channel, Macron is poised to gain from 60 to 64 percent of votes in the runoff election.

The first official results of the runoff election will be announced by the country's Interior Ministry at 8 p. m. local time (18:00 GMT). French media outlets are prohibited to publish exit polls data before the official announcement of the election's results.

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Centrist presidential hopeful is leading in the French election runoff with 62.5 percent, according to the first preliminary results by the French Interior Ministry cited by Swiss media as 10 million of votes have been counted.

According to 24Heures citing the French Interior Ministry, right-wing Marine Le Pen gained 37.5 percent. According to the Swiss media outlet, the voter turnout is estimated at 74 percent.

According to the French Interior Ministry, Macron gained 60.19 percent as 4.1 million of votes have been counted.

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Franc’s centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron, has won the country’s presidential election by a resoundingly margin over far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen.

Initial estimates showed Macron winning between 65.5 percent and 66.1 percent of ballots ahead of Le Pen, who is expected to win between 33.9 percent and 34.5 percent.

In an interview with AFP, Macron said his election victory represented "hope" and a "new chapter" for France.

"A new chapter in our long history begins tonight. I want it to be one of hope and renewed confidence," he added.

Defeated candidate, Marine Le Pen, claimed a "historic, massive result" for her far-right National Front (FN) in Sunday's presidential run-off, AFP reported.

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2017.05.07 / 22:59
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