France's far right candidate Marine Le Pen (left) and centrist independent Emmanuel Macron (right) have made it into the second round of France's presidential elections.
According to France's Interior Ministry, 46 million people voted in the first stage of the elections which knocked the traditional Right and Left parties out of the running for the first time in 60 years. With 97 per cent of the vote counted, Macron is leading with 23.9 per cent, followed by Le Pen on 21.4 per cent. Conservative candidate Francois Fillon has 19.9 per cent while far-left Jean-Luc Melenchon on 19.6 per cent.
|Le Pen went to greet her supporters after the initial results and said: ''This is a historic result. The French must take the step for this historic opportunity. This is the first step to drive the French [people] into the Elysee Palace'|
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