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.