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France begins voting in first round of presidential election
April 23, 2017 / 6:08 AM / 7 months ago

France begins voting in first round of presidential election

PARIS (Reuters) - Polls opened in France on Sunday for the first round a presidential election whose outcome is crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters’ anger with the political establishment.

A man looks at campaign posters of the 11th candidates who run in the 2017 French presidential election in Enghien-les-Bains, near Paris, France April 19, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Files

About 47 million voters are expected to cast their ballots in around 67,000 polling stations and monitored by more than 50,000 police officers.

Reporting by Bate Felix; Editing by Andrew Callus

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