• First round of French presidential election
    Last update: 20:45 23.04.2017
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    Macron May Get 26% in French Presidential Election, Le Pen 23% - Exit Poll

    Centrist Emmanuel Macron looks to gain 26 percent votes in the first round of the French presidential elections on Sunday, while far-right Marine Le Pen may have 23 percent, according to the preliminary results of the Belgian media.

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  • Candidates for the 2017 presidential election (LtoR) Francois Fillon, former French Prime Minister, member of the Republicans and candidate of the French centre-right, Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, Jean-Luc Melenchon of the French far left Parti de Gauche, Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and Benoit Hamon of the French Socialist party (PS) pose before a debate organised by French private TV channel TF1 in Aubervilliers, outside Paris, France, March 20, 2017.
    Last update: 20:15 23.04.2017
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    How Europe 'Has Had a Major Effect' on French Voters

    The outcome of the French election seems to be getting more and more difficult to predict. The rise in support for the left-wing candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon means there are now four candidates all within reach of making it through to the second round of voting.

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  • People vote at a polling station in the first round of the French presidential election
    Last update: 20:00 23.04.2017
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    Voting in French Presidential Election Over as Polling Stations Close

    The voting in the French presidential election is coming to an end as most polling stations closed at 7 p.m. local time (17:00 GMT) on Sunday across France.

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  • Emmanuel Macron, leader of En Marche! movement, center, is seen here in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage in the Pas-de-Calais department during the first round of the French presidential elections.
    Last update: 19:19 23.04.2017
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    Macron Leading in First Round of French Election With 24% - Exit Poll

    Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron is winning the first round of the French presidential election with 24 percent of the votes, Belgian media reported Sunday.

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  • Femen activists, ones wearing the mask of Marine Le Pen, left, and U.S President Donald Trump, center, are detained as they demonstrate in Henin Beaumont, northern France, where far-right leader and presidential candidate Le Pen will vote, during the first round of the French presidential election
    Last update: 18:52 23.04.2017
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    Topless Femen Activists Detained Near Polling Station Where Le Pen Voted

    Infamous topless activists of the Femen movement were detained in France near a polling station where far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen voted, France Info reported.

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  • People vote at a polling station in the first round of the French presidential election
    Last update: 18:48 23.04.2017
    18:48 23.04.2017

    French President Election Proceed Without Incidents With Less Than 2-3 Hours Left

    The presidential election voting continues in France on Sunday, without any incidents so far, in one of the most uncertain elections in the modern French history as any of the four top candidates might make it into the second round.

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  • Last update: 18:07 23.04.2017
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    Turnout in French Presidential Vote 1st Round 69.42% by 15:00 GMT

    The turnout in the first round of the French presidential election was 69.42 percent at 5 p.m. local time (15:00 GMT), the French Interior Ministry's data showed Sunday.

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  • Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, attends a campaign political rally at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, April 17, 2017.
    Last update: 17:43 23.04.2017
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    Macron on the Throne? Victory Prospects of the Independent French Candidate

    On the eve of the presidential election in France, centrist Emmanuelle Macron had a leading position in opinion polls. Now, the politician enjoys 20-25% support, which ensures his participation in the second round and, possibly, even victory.

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  • Former French Minister of the Economy Emmanuel Macron who runs for French president presents his healthcare and social security program to the National Federation of French Mutual Insurance in Paris.
    Last update: 17:15 23.04.2017
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    French Presidential Hopeful Macron Gaining Most Votes in Americas

    The majority of the French voters residing in the Americas appear to have voted for centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in the first round of the election, with him having received 45.35 percent of the votes, according to Belgian media reports.

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  • French presidential election candidates (LtoR) Francois Fillon, Emmanuel Macron, Jean-Luc Melenchon, Marine Le Pen and Benoit Hamon, pose before a debate organised by French private TV channel TF1 in Aubervilliers, outside Paris, France.
    Last update: 17:05 23.04.2017
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    Exit Poll Shows Macron, Le Pen Leading in French Presidential Vote

    An exit poll carried out by Belgian RTBF channel shows that independent candidate Emmanuel Macron is leading with 24 percent of votes, while far-right leader Marine Le Pen gained 22 percent.

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  • Supporters take pictures with their mobile phone of candidate of the far left coalition La France insoumise for the 2017 France's presidential elections, Jean-Luc Melenchon (C), at the end a public meeting, on January 11, 2017, in Le Mans, northwestern France
    Last update: 16:13 23.04.2017
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    Melenchon Gaining Most Votes in Three French Overseas Regions

    Left-wing presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon appears to be gaining the majority of votes in at least three French overseas territories in the first round of the election, according to Belgian media reports.

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  • Nicolas Sarkozy (L), former French president and candidate for the French conservative presidential primary, and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy speak to a women outside a polling station in the first round of the French center-right presidential primary election vote in Paris, France, November 20, 2016.
    Last update: 15:07 23.04.2017
    15:07 23.04.2017

    IMF Head, Sarkozy's Wife Urge Citizens to Vote in Sunday's Election

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, a wife of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, urged the French citizens to vote in the country's presidential elections on Sunday.

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    Last update: 14:06 23.04.2017
    14:06 23.04.2017

    French Parliament Reluctant to Possible Frexit Idea - Minister

    Possible Frexit is not likely to happen due to country’s parliament will not approve the transition, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said.

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  • A man votes at a polling station in Paris in the first round of the French presidential election
    Last update: 13:53 23.04.2017
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    French Security Forces Mobilization at Maximum Amid Election - Justice Minister

    French security forces are maximally mobilized amid the first round of presidential election, which is taking place on Sunday, French Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas said.

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  • Jean-Luc Melenchon, candidate of the French far-left Parti de Gauche and candidate for the French 2017 presidential election, casts his ballot in the first round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Paris, France, April 23, 2017.
    Last update: 13:13 23.04.2017
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    French Presidential Nominee Melenchon Votes in First Round of Elections

    Far-left presidential hopeful Jean-Luc Melenchon has cast his vote in the first round of French presidential elections on Sunday.

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  • Francois Fillon (L), member of the Republicans political party and 2017 French presidential election candidate of the French centre-right, casts his vote in the first round of 2017 French presidential election in Paris, France, April 23, 2017.
    Last update: 12:58 23.04.2017
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    French Presidential Hopeful Francois Fillon Casts Vote in 1st Round of Elections

    The Republicans' party nominee Francois Fillon has cast his vote in the first round of presidential elections in France at the polling station set up in the town hall of the 7th district of Paris.

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  • Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for French 2017 presidential election, casts her ballot in the first round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, April 23, 2017.
    Last update: 12:26 23.04.2017
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    French Presidential Candidate Le Pen Casts Ballot in First Round of Election

    French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has cast her ballot in the first round of the presidential election in Henin-Beaumont commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

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  • Emmanuel Macron (L), head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, casts his ballot in the first round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Le Touquet, northern France, April 23, 2017. At C, his wife Brigitte Trogneux.
    Last update: 12:01 23.04.2017
    12:01 23.04.2017

    French Presidential Hopeful Macron Votes in First Round of Elections

    French independent candidate Emmanuel Macron cast his ballot in the first round of the country's presidential race in Le Touquet commune in northern France at 10:30 a.m. local time (8:30 GMT) on Sunday.

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  • First round of French presidential election
    Last update: 11:52 23.04.2017
    11:52 23.04.2017

    Why France's Presidential Vote Will Surprise You

    As the polling stations which opened in continental France on Sunday in the first round of the country's presidential elections, political analyst Anatoly Vasserman took a closer look at the main candidates for France's top job.

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  • Benoit Hamon (R), French Socialist party 2017 presidential candidate, casts his ballot in the first round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Trappes, near Paris, France, April 23, 2017. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
    Last update: 11:44 23.04.2017
    11:44 23.04.2017

    French Presidential Candidate Hamon Casts Ballot in First Round of Elections

    French presidential hopeful Benoit Hamon has cast ballot in the first round of presidential election.

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