French voters push mainstream parties to the sidelines

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French voters have cast aside the parties that have dominated politics for decades, in a presidential election overshadowed by anti-establishment anger.

Final figures for the first round of the presidential election show Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist candidate, with 23.75 percent of the vote - ahead of the far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who has a little over 21.5 percent.

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