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Polls open across France as Macron and Le Pen vie for French presidency

11:24, Sunday, 24 April, 2022
Polls open across France as Macron and Le Pen vie for French presidency

French voters head to the polls on Sunday in the second and final round of the country’s presidential election, with President Emmanuel Macron and his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen facing off in a rematch of their 2017 duel. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for full coverage of election day.

Macron, 44, topped the first round of the election on April 10 with 27.8% of votes cast. The pro-European incumbent is aiming to become the first president to win re-election since Jacques Chirac in 2002.

Le Pen, who took 23.1% of the first-round vote, is making her third run for the presidency. The 53-year-old nationalist leader is hoping to become the first woman to hold the job.

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