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Macron on over 64 pct of French presidential vote with 40 mln votes counted-official

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PARIS, May 7 (Reuters) - With more than 40 million of France's 47 million registered voters accounted for, official Interior Ministry figures on Sunday confirmed independent centrist Emmanuel Macron had been elected president with 64.16 percent of valid votes cast so far.

About 9 percent of votes cast were either blank or spoiled, the official figures showed, while 24.5 percent of the voters accounted for did not show up to vote.

(Reporting by Andrew Callus; Editing by Geert de Clercq and Adrian Croft)