France elections: Macron-Le Pen though to run-off, projections say

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption The two face a run-off next month

The centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have won the first round of voting in French presidential elections, projected results say.

Mr Macron won 23.7%, while Ms Le Pen won 21.7%, French TV says.

The two saw off a strong challenge from centre-right François Fillon the hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon, according to the projections.

The pair now face a run-off vote on 7 May.

BBC

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