second round

  1. France votes on Sunday in cliffhanger presidential election

    French voters are voting in the first round of presidential elections after a campaign overshadowed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Interior ministry figures estimated turnout at 25.48 percent at midday on Sunday, down three points from corresponding figures for the first round in 2017.

    Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are the frontrunners among the 12 candidates to win through to the second round in two weeks but opinion polls have suggested the race will be close.