The Kremlin said the results of the first round elections in France

Moscow stands for building good and mutually beneficial relations with Paris. This was stated press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the results of the first round of presidential elections held in France on the eve, on April 23, RIA Novosti reported.

“We respect the choice of the French people,” — said Peskov.

According the French interior Ministry, in the first round of the elections, the leader of the 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 on 7 may.

The candidate from the party “the Republicans”, the former Prime Minister françois Fillon received 19.91% of the votes. In fourth place is the representative from the extreme left movement “Rebellious France,” Jean-Luc Mélenchon from 19.64 percent.

15 APR Emmanuel macron in an interview with Jeune Afrique promised to make Russian leader Vladimir Putin to respect him if he wins the election. French politician added that he did not have Russia. According to him, this position will help him Woo the head of state.