Macron's French election win reaches 66 percent

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PARIS - Independent centrist Emmanuel Macron topped 66 percent of the vote as the interior ministry counted the final few votes in France's presidential election early on Monday.

The ministry said Macron had been elected president with 66.06 percent of valid votes cast in Sunday's run-off, after accounting for all but 0.01 percent of the country's 47 million registered voters.

A record 11.5 percent of votes cast were either blank or spoiled, while a near-record total of 25.38 percent of the registered voters abstained, the official figures showed.

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