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France: Voters queue Paris as presidential elections get underway01:23

France: Voters queue Paris as presidential elections get underway

France, Paris
April 23, 2017 at 15:07 GMT -00:00 · Published

Voters arrived at a polling station in Paris' 10th arrondissement, Sunday, to cast their ballots in the French presidential elections.

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

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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Voters arrived at a polling station in Paris' 10th arrondissement, Sunday, to cast their ballots in the French presidential elections.

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

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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