CONFIRMED: Macron Wins the Second Round of the French Presidential Elections [Updated]


May 7th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Agencies – – by Samer Hussein – 

Emmanuel Macron, the centrist neo-liberal candidate of En Marche! movement has won the second round of the French presidential elections by gaining approx. 63,10% of the votes against the nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen who got 36,90%,
according to the data from the French Interior Ministry, base don 74% ballots counted. Macron’s victory was also confirmed by the French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

The elections, where no less less than 47 million French citizens were able to cast their votes, were surrounded with strict security measures as some 50,000 police officers were dispatched on duty, 5000 in Paris alone, where they also got joined by some 12,000 soldiers.

By 5pm, approx. 65,3% of all eligible voters casted their votes.

The presidential elections were also surrounded with several anti-Le Pen rallies that took place all over France, namely after the latter qualified for the second round of the presidential race.

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