THE FIRST round of France’s 2017 presidential election took place yesterday and the final two candidates have been announced: Macron and Le Pen will face off for the presidency.

The far right populist Marine Le Pen gathered 21.4% of the votes, while Emmanuel Maron, an independent pro-European centrist won 23.9% of the votes.

The second round of the election will take place on May 7th. The Financial Times is already predicting Macron’s victory with 64% of the votes.

Below is a detailed map of who won what area of France last Sunday created by Cartes France.

Carte élection présidentielle 2017 - premier tour


Another map created by Reddit user DoctorWinstonOBoogie shows the results by French departments (including overseas departments and territories):


Map: Reddit user DoctorWinstonOBoogie

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