Melenchon ranks first in Paris Department, Macron second
Nevertheless, the French far-left presidential candidate will not go through to the second round.
French far-left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon came first in the Paris department with 30.24 percent, but he is not going through to the second round of the presidential election, according to Interior Ministry results published after finalizing a ballot count.
France's reigning President Emmanuel Macron is second in the Paris department with 30.19 percent, while far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is third with 12.97 percent. Eric Zemmour is fourth with 7.46 percent.
In the city of Paris, Macron won with 35.33 percent, while Melenchon is second with 30.09 percent. Zemmour is third with 8.16 percent. Le Pen is sixth in the city of Paris with 5.54 percent.
Melenchon's campaign manager, Manuel Bompard, said on Twitter that he expects Melenchon to finish with nearly 22 percent in the first round, so he will not make it to the runoff.
France held the first round of the presidential election on Sunday.
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With 97 percent of the ballots processed, Macron currently has 27.6 percent of the votes, while Le Pen is second with 23.41 percent, according to data released by the Interior Ministry. Melenchon is third with 21.95 percent, and Eric Zemmour is fourth with 7.05 percent.
The second round of the presidential election will be held in France on April 24.