Poll shows Macron-Le Pen French presidency runoff, Macron winning

18:40, 06 February 2017
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French pollster Opinionway published a survey on Monday that showed independent Emannuel Macron resoundingly winning a presidential election runoff against far-right leader Marine Le Pen, according to Reuters.


The poll showed those two qualifying for the second, runoff round where Macron was seen winning with 65 percent of votes versus Le Pen on 35%, Reuters reports.

Le Pen would win the first round on 26%, with Macron on 23%, while the erstwhile favorite Francois Fillon would come third with 20% but be eliminated.

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