The results of the ongoing presidential election in France are in.
The current president of France, Emmanuel Macron, and Marine Le Pen, are tied for votes in the first round, each receiving 24 percent, according to the Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique on Sunday after the first exit poll.
According to La Libre Belgique, the leftist candidate for France’s presidency, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, came in third with 19 percent of the vote.
Following that, Valérie Pécresse, a conservative, and Eric Zemmour, a far-right candidate, each received 8% of the vote.
The first estimates of votes, published this Sunday at 6:00 p.m. local time by La Libre Belgique and other Belgian media, are the results of the first exit poll conducted by one of the institutes in charge of these surveys, according to the newspaper. which adds that as a result, it is vital to be cautious with the results, as they are simply indicative and may change significantly.
Despite the fact that French law prohibits the publication of polls, incomplete counts, or estimations before 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, this does not apply to international journalists, particularly Belgians, who are closely following the presidential elections in neighboring France.
Stay tuned for more updates on the France Election Polls 2022 Results.