The French interior Ministry released the final results of the first round of the presidential election, which was held on Sunday, April 23, reports Reuters.
According to the Agency, the leader of movement “Forward” Emmanuel macron has received 23.75 percent of the votes, in second place — the representative of the “National front” marine Le Pen from 21.53 percent. They will compete in the second round, which will take place in two weeks.
The representative of the right wing “Republicans” françois Fillon received 19.91% of the votes, the fourth place candidate from the extreme left movement “Rebellious France,” Jean-Luc Mélenchon from 19.64 percent.
Earlier in support of the Macron in favor of the highest officials of France and its former rivals, the candidate of the socialist party, Benoit Hamon and françois Fillon.