The Belgian TV channel RTBF presented the first data of exit polls on the results of elections of the President of France. According to their data, in the second round out former economy Minister Emmanuel macron and the leader “National front” marine Le Pen.
Macron, the candidate of the movement “Forward”, gaining 24 percent of the vote. Le Pen’s 22 per cent.
Third place goes to the candidate of the center-right party “the Republicans” Francois Fillon. He had 20.5 percent of the vote.
Followed by the representative of the movement “Natchinaetsja France” levoradikal Jean-Luc Mélenchon — 18 percent.
In France the publication of any information about preliminary results of the ballots before the closing of the last polling station in the country. For violation of this rule a penalty in the amount of 75 thousand euros, reports “Interfax”. The polling stations will end at 19:00 (20:00 Moscow time), however, in some major cities they will work an hour longer
However, such prohibition does not apply to the rest of the European press.
Sunday, April 23, in France held the first round of presidential elections. The current leader of the country Francois Hollande refused to participate in the voting. In the lists of voters, over 45 million people. If none of the candidates receive more than 50 percent of the vote, the country will face a second round of elections. It will be held on 7 may.