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It ends here for the National Front's Marine Le Pen, I'm Matthias Blamont with Reuters, just inside this rather posh restaurant where fans of the anti-european Union anti-immigrant candidates in this French presidential election gathered to witness the final results. The contrast with what we had witnessed a fortnight ago, in the northern town of Henin-Beaumont, a National Front stronghold is spectacular.
00:00:27
At the time militants went wild with excitement, but this evening the disappointment was manifest. Many people booed the results before shouting Marine is the voice of the people. But clearly the enthusiasm was away. Tonight the mood is clearly low key, as if a shock of reality has caught up with every National Front supporter.
00:00:47
When Marcon has advocated for a strong front and a strong European Union. Le Pen kept to her messages of clamping down on immigration, closing borders, ditching the Euro, and maybe that very last proposal actually scared some voters, some of whom are savers. Some others told us, we are very worried about her monetary policies and some actually told us, we don't think she actually has a monetary policy.
00:01:13
Now, France has a president, it's youngest head of states since Napoleon, but the coming elections are also important. The French voters will be asked in June to elect the members of parliament, and more drama is in store.