PARIS, FRANCE (SPUTNIK NEWS) – Centrist Emmanuel Macron has won in the Sunday French presidential election with 66.06 percent of votes after 99.99 percent of all ballots counted, French Interior ministry data revealed.

Earlier the ministry reported that a total of 20.4 million voters cast their ballots for Macron.

Right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen though has gathered 33.94 percent of votes.

Le Pen has already congratulated her rival after the first results’ announcement.

The polling stations opened in France at 8 a.m. local time on Sunday. In the second round of the vote, two candidates faced each other: independent Emmanuel Macron, the leader of “En Marche!” movement, who got 24 percent of the votes in the first round, and right-wing Marine Le Pen, who came second with 21 percent of the votes.

votes are still being counted
French presidential
election
victory
Marine Le Pen
National Front
33.94%
Emmanuel Macron
En Marche! (Forward!)
66.06%
total votes
10637120
20703694
Latest update: 08.05.2017 04:42 (CTE)
Source: French Ministry of Interior – www.interieur.gouv.fr