Thousands of supporters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron rallied in Paris, Sunday, as the centrist was announced the winner of the 2017 French presidential elections, according to exit polls.

The earliest official polls suggest that the ‘En Marche!’ candidate beat his National Front rival Marine Le Pen with 65.9 percent to 34.1.

Macron gathered 24.01 percent of the votes in the first round of the 2017 French election, April 23, with Le Pen closely behind on 21.30 percent.

An estimated 47 million voters cast their ballots at about 70,000 polling stations around the France.

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