French election: Live coverage


  1. French voters are choosing their next president
  2. All 11 presidential candidates have voted
  3. Turnout is on course to be about 80%, roughly the same as in 2012
  4. If no candidate wins 50%, the two with the most votes will go into a run-off in two weeks
  5. Polling stations in France close between 19:00 and 20:00 local time (17:00 and 18:00 GMT)
  6. About 50,000 police and 7,000 soldiers are being deployed across the country
  7. The extra security follows the killing of a police officer in Paris on Thursday


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