'Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political outsider, having never run an election campaign before.
After topping Sunday's vote, he is now favourite to win the run-off on 7 May.
It is the first time in six decades that neither of France's main left-wing or right-wing parties has had a candidate in the second round.
With 97% of votes counted, Mr Macron stands on 23.9% with Ms Le Pen on 21.4%.'
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