Macron wins the first round of the presidential election in France with 27.85% of the vote

The outgoing president, the centrist Emmanuel Macronwon the first round of the French presidential election with 27.85% of the vote and will be measured against the far-right Marine LePen (23.15%), according to the final results published this Monday.

the leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon He was left at the gates of the ballot on April 24 with 21.95% of the vote, followed far by the far-right Éric Zemmour, with almost 7.1% of the vote.

The other eight candidates were below 5% support, including the right-wing Valérie Pécresse (4.8%), the environmentalist Yannick Jadot (4.6%), the communist Fabien Roussel (3.3%) and the socialist Anne Hidalgo (1.75%). ).

26.31% of the 48.7 million voters called to the polls did not vote, the highest level of abstention for a first round since the 2002 presidential election (28.4%), according to data from the Ministry of the Interior.

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