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France: Macron casts vote in first round of presidential elections02:42

France: Macron casts vote in first round of presidential elections

France, Le Touquet
April 23, 2017 at 13:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

French independent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron cast his vote at a polling station in Le Touquet, Sunday.

Macron was accompanied by his wife, Brigitte Trogneux, and was met by a crowd of his supporters.

Most polling stations opened at around 08:00 local time (06:00 GMT). An initial exit poll is expected at around at 20:00 local time (18:00 GMT) after the last polling stations close.

The first round of the 2017 French presidential elections will be contested by a total of 11 candidates on April 23. Should no candidate reach a majority, the top two candidates will go head-to-head in a second and decisive round, scheduled for May 7.

France: Macron casts vote in first round of presidential elections02:42
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French independent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron cast his vote at a polling station in Le Touquet, Sunday.

Macron was accompanied by his wife, Brigitte Trogneux, and was met by a crowd of his supporters.

Most polling stations opened at around 08:00 local time (06:00 GMT). An initial exit poll is expected at around at 20:00 local time (18:00 GMT) after the last polling stations close.

The first round of the 2017 French presidential elections will be contested by a total of 11 candidates on April 23. Should no candidate reach a majority, the top two candidates will go head-to-head in a second and decisive round, scheduled for May 7.

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