French election: A “Silent day” before first round of the vote

(VOVworld) - The first round of the vote will be held on Sunday, April 23 with the run-off between the top two candidates on May 7. Elections are always held on Sundays in France.

French election: A “Silent day” before first round of the vote - ảnh 1
French policemen in Paris on April 20th (Photo: TTXVN)

The campaigns ended at midnight on Friday, and Saturday April 22 is the silent day, a day  before the election, then on election Sunday by law no polls can be published and no electoral publication and broadcasts can be made. There are 11 candidates in the first round of the vote of which there are four candidates are the most potential to win.  Emmanuel Macron, former French economy minister is now top the list with more than 23 percents of the favor votes according to some public surveys. The far-right party leader of the France’s National Front (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen, is now the second favorite in the race, followed by the other two candidates, the Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and Jean-Luc Melenchon a former Socialist who left the party in 2008 to create his own far-left movement, the Left Party.

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