French voters to go to polls on Sunday for first round of presidential race

PARIS, — As many as 47 million French voters will go to the polls tomorrow, 23rd April, and again on May 7 to pick their eighth president for the fifth republic amidst tough security measures.

Eleven candidates are running for the presidential race but the top five candidates in 2017’s French election are, in alphabetical order: Fran?ois Fillon (Les Republicains), Benoit Hamon (Socialists), Marine Le Pen (Front National) and Emmanuel Macron (Independent) and Jean-Luc Melenchon (Unbowed France).

Candidates are pitted against each other twice � the first round of the vote takes place on Sunday, April 23. Then, the two top candidates face each other in a second run-off, on Sunday, May 7.

Source: Emirates News Agency