French residents in Monaco voted in greater numbers in the first round of France’s Presidential election on Sunday, April 23. Turnout was 55.8 percent, considerably higher than in the 2012election, when the figure was 45.86 percent.
The candidate receiving the most votes was François Fillon of Les Republicains, with 43.5 percent of the Monaco vote, far ahead of Marine Le Pen (23 percent), and Emmanuel Macron (18.8 percent).
In France as a whole, the centrist Macron won 23.9 percent of the vote, 2.5 percent ahead of Marine Le Pen of the Front National on 21.4 percent. The financial markets breathed a sigh of relief.