Party leader Marine Le Pen is running on a protectionist agenda that appeals to some entrepreneurs in France, but is feared by all those favoring free trade and the European Union.
Preliminary results have shown French President Emmanuel Macron's party with over 30 percent of the vote, ahead of the conservatives and far right in the first round. The poll was marked by the lowest turnout in decades.
French president-elect Emmanuel Macron has attended his first functions after a resounding win. Macron has spoken with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, telling her that he would travel to Berlin 'very quickly.'
According to early projections, Macron has defeated nationalist rival Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election. The former economy minister is set to be the youngest head of state in the history of the Republic.
Emmanuel Macron's supporters appeared confident after his victory in the first round of the French presidential elections. But his opponent, far-right Marine Le Pen, is trailing less than 1 million votes behind him.
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