Media: Makron and Le Pen advance to the second round of presidential elections in France
The leader of the movement “On the March” Emmanuel macron is gaining 23.7% of votes, head of the party “national front” marine Le Pen — 22%
PARIS, April 23. /TASS/. The leader of the movement “On the March” Emmanuel macron and the head of the party “national front” marine Le Pen leading voting in the first round of the presidential elections in France.
These preliminary figures reported by the TV channel BFM TV immediately after the polls closed.
Macron gains of 23.7% of the vote, Le Pen – 22%
Followed by the leader of the radical leftist movement “Natchinaetsja France,” Jean-Luc Mélenchon with 19.5% and the candidate from the party “the Republicans” françois Fillon with the same result.
Supporters of Emmanuel Macron has already started celebrating its success. Several thousand people gathered in these minutes from Porte de Versailles the Paris exhibition hall shortly expected performance of the candidate.
The voters voted for Him, waving flags with the symbols of France and the European Union. “Macron is our candidate!” — chanting crowd.
Until his retirement in the fall of 2016 and the start of the campaign macron for two years held the post of Minister of economy. He entered politics from private business, worked in a Bank Rothschild.
He is considered one of the confidants of the incumbent socialist Francois Hollande, who is not running in this election.