Exit polls after the second round of voting in the French election on Sunday indicate that centrist President Emmanuel Macron will win with 58.2% of the vote, while Le Pen gained 41.8%. The official results will not be published until Monday.
Macron is on the way to becoming the first French president in 20 years to be re-elected, according to exit polls published by Ipsos and cited in the French media. The first round of the election took place on April 10, leaving two candidates: Macron and the National Rally party’s Marine Le Pen, who is viewed by many as a far-right candidate.
While Le Pen managed to gain record support among French voters in the first round, the incumbent president’s lead has increased since then by 11-15%, according to the polls. In the first round, Macron won 27.85% of the vote, and Le Pen received 23.15%.