Unofficial projection hands victory to Macron in French presidential poll
Amid a turnout which was expected to be lower than the first qualifying round, Belgian newspaper La Libre and Belgian public broadcaster RTBF said that according to two unidentified exit polls, Emmanuel Macron was leading the vote in the French presidential election with between 55 per cent and 58 per cent of the votes.
Belgium and Switzerland both have French as one of their official languages. Foreign media, not subject to French law, which prohibits such advance predictions, carry such projections. Violators in France risk a fine of 75,000 euros.