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French election: Macron seen winning presidential runoff with 62% of votes, says poll

LiveMint logoLiveMint 05-05-2017 Eathieu Rosemain

Paris: French Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron extended his lead in the polls over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen three days ahead of the presidential runoff, according to an Elabe poll for BFM TV and L’Express released on Friday.

Macron is seen getting 62% of the votes in the second round compared to 38% for Le Pen, an increase of three points for the centrist candidate compared to his projected score in the last Elabe poll.

The survey was carried out after a rancorous final televised debate between the two contenders on Wednesday, which Macron was seen as having won by French viewers, according to two recent polls. Reuters

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