Reuters: Macron favorite as France votes for new president, early turnout low
French voters choose on Sunday whether a pro-European Union centrist or a eurosceptic, anti-immigration far-rightist will lead them for the next five years, with early figures indicating turnout could be low, but above most recent forecasts.
Opinion polls predict that after 8 p.m. (1800 GMT) Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old ex-economy minister who wants to bridge the left-right divide, will be named as president, seeing off the challenge from National Front leader Marine Le Pen.
A Macron victory would further stem the tide of nativist, anti-globalization voting outcomes like those that will see Britain quit the EU and which made Donald Trump U.S. president.
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WNU Editor: Because of family obligations I will be away from the computer until late Sunday evening. By the time I am back France will have chosen their next President. I will be giving a full update on what has happened at that time. As for live updates from France, go here .... Live: French Election (France 24)