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Le Pen and Macron move to the second round on French presidential elections

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are projected to progress to the second round of France's presidential election, pitting a defender of the European Union against a far-right nationalist. The euro jumped in expectation that Mr. Macron would beat Ms. Le Pen in the runoff next month.  Le Pen (left) & Macron (right) move to second electoral round in France

Paris, Apr.23.─ Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will now face off in the second round, where Macron is widely tipped to take the French presidency. According to recent polling by Elabe, he would take 65 per cent of the vote in a second-round run-off against Le Pen.

It is expected that Macron - a centrist - should be able to attract a wider spectrum of second-round voters than Le Pen, pulling in left-leaning voters from Hamon and Mélenchon as well as those leaning to the right that voted Fillon in the first round.

Macron, the former protégé of François Hollande, is now the bookies' favourite ...

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