The second round of the French presidential election began on Sunday, April 24, and French citizens went to the polls at 8 am local time to elect their president.
Incumbent center-right President Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen, will run in the election, with the winner taking over for five years at the Elysee Palace.
Recent polls suggest Macron’s relative superiority, but Marine Le Pen will become France’s first far-right leader and the country’s first female president if elected.
About 48.7 million people are eligible to vote in this election and voting will last for 12 hours.
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