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    Macron, Le Pen Projected to Go to French Election Second Round

    C’est l’heure. Polls have closed in the first round of France’s presidential election, which will determine the two finalists who proceed to the May 7 runoff. Projected results indicate that centrist Emmanuel Macron, with 23.7 percent of the vote and far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, with 21.7 percent, will continue to the second round, which Macron is projected to win by a wide margin. Considered a critical election for the future of Europe, it will pit the pro-business and pro-Europe Macron against the scion of a far-right dynasty.

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