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

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By Reuters
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

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%.