The polling stations opened in France at 8 a.m. local time on Sunday. French voters must choose between right-wing Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential election.
The first round of the French presidential election took place on April 23.
The second round of the French presidential election's abstention rate reached 25.44 percent among the people registered to vote, the French Interior Ministry said Monday.
Emmanuel Macron has widened his lead over his rival Marine Le Pen in the Sunday French presidential election to 30 percent.
Emmanuel Macron claims that France is facing task of strengthening economy, democracy, security.
Millions of French voters cast empty ballots in the presidential run-off on Synday, a survey revealed.
Emmanuel Macron is leading the Sunday French presidential election with 63.69% percent of votes.
Emmanuel Macron, who is currently leading in the French runoff election, is holding an electoral night event in Paris.
The UK prime minister congratulated French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron on his victory in the run-off.
Francois Hollande congratulated Emmanuel Macron on winning the Sunday runoff election.
French right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen congratulated her rival Emmanuel Macron with victory in the French runoff election as the first preliminary results had been announced.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan expressed on Sunday his support to French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron.
According to the French Interior Ministry citing preliminary results of the election runoff as over 30 percent of votes (11 million) have been counted, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron is leading in the presidential race with 60.52 percent.
French centrist presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron is projected to win the Sunday runoff election with 63 percent of votes, Belgian newspaper Le Libre reported, citing a survey conducted by Ipsos.
France is holding a runoff election on Sunday, with some 25 percent of the French citizens preferring to abstain from voting and the rest choosing the lesser of two evils between centrist Emmanuel Macron and right-wing Marine Le Pen.
French voters feel "discouraged and lost," as the second tour of presidential election is highly non-typical for France, but still are voting en masse, Pierre Sterligov, a member of the French National Front party, told Sputnik on Sunday.
French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron, the leader of En March! movement, is leading in Sunday's second round of the presidential election with up to 65 percent of votes, Belgian RTBF radio reported, citing exit polls.
The second round of the French presidential election is taking place on Sunday, May 7. Nikola Jovanovic, program director of the Belgrade Center for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development believes that Emmanuel Macron is likely to gain more support than his counterpart Marine Le Pen.
A number of French and foreign media outlets slammed France's right-wing National Front (FN) party for refusing to provide them accreditation to the party's election Sunday night event, accusing it of the freedom of the press violations, the Mediapart outlet reported.
While exit polls predict Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French election runoff, several Belgian experts believe that Marine Le Pen's victory is possible with a specific condition met.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron is projected to win the Sunday French presidential election with 60 percent of votes, Belgian Le Soir newspaper reported, citing exit polls results.
French En March! movement leader, centrist Emmanuel Macron is coming ahead of his right-wing rival, former National Front party leader Marine Le Pen in the presidential runoff in France’s overseas territories, Belgian media report citing exit poll.