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French voters in Belgium largely voted for Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday, ahead of left-wing candidates Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Yannick Jadot.

According to the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Macron secured collected 16,864 votes out of the 42,743 votes cast, which is around 39.5% of the votes.

Far-right challenger Marine Le Pen, who will face the incumbent in the second round of the election, came in fifth place behind Eric Zemmour, also on the far-right.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon was hot on the heels of the incumbent, winning 27.8% of the vote (11,894 votes), while Greens candidate Yannick Jadot won 9.9% votes (4,253 votes).

Far-right candidate Eric Zemmour ranked in fourth place (5.8%), just ahead of Marine Le Pen with 5.7% of the votes.

In Belgium, 43.95% of French voters participated in the election in 2022.

In the 2017 election, Macron gained 35.5% of the votes in Belgium, while Le Pen secured only 7.3%.

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French voters in Belgium largely votes for Macron on Sunday