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23 April 2017

The polling stations are open for the first round of 2017 French Election - Let the voting begin

Some 67,000 polling stations will open at 8 a.m., monitored by more than 50,000 police officers. 

"It is no secret that we will not be cheering madly should today's result produce a second round between Le Pen and Melenchon," German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said, adding that the election posed a risk to the global economy.

   Both U.S. President Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama have shown interest in the vote. Obama spoke with Macron over the phone on Thursday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-election-idUSKBN17O0DG