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France's Macron wins second term, beating far right's Le Pen

France's Macron wins second term, beating far right's Le Pen
France's Macron wins second term, beating far right's Le Pen Copyright Thomson Reuters 2022
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PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen by a comfortable margin in Sunday's election, early projections by four pollsters showed, securing a second term and heading off what would have been a political earthquake.

The first projections by Ifop, Elabe, Opinionway and Ipsos showed Macron securing 58.2%-57.6 of the vote. Ahead of the vote, polls had suggested Macron would win with 56%.

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