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A Polarized France Set to Decides its Future on Sunday

  • Sunday will see the French vote in the first round of Presidential elections that is expected to be a closely fought contest, with no ready to take a call on the final winner. 

    The second round of polls will see the two leading candidates face-off between 23 April and 7 May, with the final round of voting taking place on 7 May.

    The four leading candidates facing-off in the first round are Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and François Fillon. 

    France has been facing a militant Islamic backlash that is expected to influence the poll outcome and also give an indicator of people’s mood whether France would like to remain a part of EU or not.