Macron and Le Pen into round 2 of presidential election
The two candidates with the most votes now go through to the second round of French presidential election on 7 May
The results of the first round of the French presidential election show that Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will progress to the second round on 7 May 2017.
The full results of the first round of the election in the UK are available here., while the results showing how France voted by each region are also available on the French Interior Ministry website.
Ambassador Bermann spent some of last Sunday’s election day at the two voting sites : Lycée Charles de Gaulle and Lycée Winston Churchill, before hosting an informal reception for French and British journalists. Guests included the BBC’s Andrew Marr, ITV’s Robert Peston, Channel 4’s Jon Snow, Guardian editor Katherine Viner and the Financial Times editor Lionel Barber.