After the first round of presidential election in France, an independent candidate Emmanuel Macron goes ahead with 23.75 percent of vote, as his main rival, far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen trails behind with 21.53.
The two candidates are now setting for the second round, which is to be held on May 7.
At the same time center-right Francois Fillon has 19.91 percent and left-wing Jean-Luc Melenchon has 19.64 percent.
French voters head to polling stations on Sunday to vote in the second round of presidential election, choosing between right-wing Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.
Prince Trubetskoy said that he would vote for right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen in the second round of French presidential election.
The world’s attention is glued to France as the country is set to choose its next president on Sunday from the two candidates, right-wing Marine Le Pen and independent candidate Emmanuel Macron.
France's right-wing presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen outlined her policy in a manifesto comprising 144 proposals, including plans to restore French sovereignty by leaving the Eurozone and restoring border controls through multiple institutional reforms.
Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron has vowed in his presidential campaign to create "new France," allowing French citizens to feel confident in their homeland and the country's ability to respond to the existing challenges.
The run-off to determine the next President of France takes place on Sunday. The two contenders for the top French political spot are former socialist economic minister and investment banker Emmanuel Macron and the National Front's Marine Le Pen.
The potential right-wing alliance between France Arise party leader Nicolas Dupont-Aignan and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will end the monopoly that The Republicans and the Socialist Party have had in French political life for decades, Jean-Luc Schaffhauser, a member of the EU Parliament's Europe of Nations and Freedom Group, told Sputnik.
The Sputnik news agency on Friday rejected accusations by French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron's En Marche! (EM!) party of spreading "fake news" about the candidate's alleged offshore bank accounts.
The surprise visit of French right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen to the French northeastern city of Reims on Friday was sabotaged by opposition supporters, who in an act of protest forcibly left the candidate confined within a local cathedral for about an hour.
Legendary actress and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot has called on the French to vote for Marine Le Pen in Sunday's elections, because her rival Emmanuel Macron lacks empathy and his victory would hurt animals.
Describing Russia as Europe's enemy is very wrong, a Serbian lawmaker told Sputnik.
French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has filed a legal complaint, which does not target any specific party, over allegations that he owns an offshore bank account in the Bahamas, En Marche! party said on Thursday.
Weapons and terrorists pass through France's borders as things stand, presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen observed. She criticized absence of national borders within the European Union.
The chances of French independent presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron to defeat right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen in the second round of the election has risen by one percent since Wednesday, a fresh OpinionWay poll showed Thursday.
Emmanuel Macron was identified as the winner of the final election debate, an Elabe poll showed.
Marine Le Pen accused her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron of being complacent about Islamic fundamentalism.
The upcoming debate will become no walk in the park for French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and her political rival Emmanuel Macron. While both candidates are unlikely to go down without a fight, the question remains open whether the debate will change the margin between the top two presidential hopefuls.
Emmanuel Macron, the front-runner in the French presidential election, has recently called on the EU to reform or face the prospect of "Frexit." Political analysts called the urge a "showy volte-face" and "change of shoes" and explained what it is actually aimed at.
The chances of French independent presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron to defeat right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen in the run-off dropped by 1 percent since Monday, a fresh OpinionWay poll showed Tuesday.
France is not likely to leave the European Union if Emmanuel Macron comes to power, Russian Senator Frants Klintsevich told Sputnik, adding that the politician has not ruled out a potential Frexit as a means to court Marine Le Pen's voters.