The official French presidential election results place Emmanuel Macron (23.8%) and Marine Le Pen (21.5%) in first and second places in the first round of the French presidential race. The run off between these two will take place on 7 May 2017, when most forecasters expect Macron to win and become France’s next president.
How votes are expected to split between MACRON and LE PEN in the 2nd round. This according to Ifop polling on Friday: #Presidentielle2017 pic.twitter.com/OzW5EFGXiI
— Hannah Murphy (@MsHannahMurphy) April 23, 2017
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The result of Sunday’s vote has been received positively by the financial markets, as the risk of France leaving the EU or Euro has receded, with only one