Polls open in French presidential election — Analysis

On Sunday, France hosted the second round in presidential elections.

Like five years ago voters will choose between Marine Le Pen (the former leader of the National Rally) and incumbent Emmanuel Macron in a runoff.

On April 10, Macron received 27.85%. Le Pen finished second with 23.15%.

Jean-Luc Melenchon (left-wing politician) won 21.95%. He came in third. Eric Zemmour was a political novice and far-right candidate who finished fourth with 7.7%.

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The abstention rate was 26.31% during the first round – the highest since 2002, according to BFMTV.

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