PARIS, 25 APR – After the counting of votes, the French Ministry of the Interior has released the final results of the second round of the presidential elections. Outgoing president Emmanuel Macron obtained 18.7 million votes, 58.55% of those cast. For the challenger Marine Le Pen 13.3 million French voted, a percentage of 41.45% of the votes. The abstention marked the highest level for a ballot since 1969, with 28.01%. (HANDLE).