(Live Updates) French Presidential Election 2017

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The French election is one of the most hotly anticipated in Europe. Image courtesy: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
The French election is one of the most hotly anticipated in Europe. Image courtesy: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
The French election is one of the most hotly anticipated in Europe. Image courtesy: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Stay up to date on CGTN Africa with one of the most important elections in modern history.

The top five candidates in 2017’s French election are, in alphabetical order: François Fillon (Les Republicains), Benoît Hamon (Socialists), Marine Le Pen (Front National) and Emmanuel Macron (Independent) and Jean-Luc Mélenchon (Unbowed France).

While there is no clear winner at this stage – political scandals, distrust of polls, the shock Brexit result and Donald Trump’s victory mean that sure bets off – there is a frontrunner.

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.

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