France votes in presidential election today

France votes in presidential election today
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:15:30

French will cast their votes today in the most uncertain election amid security concerns.

(AP) --  French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday under heightened security in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.
Over 60,000 polling stations opened at 0600 GMT for voters who will choose between 11 candidates in the most unpredictable election in decades.
Security was tight after a deadly attack on the Champs-Elysees on Thursday in which a police officer and a gunman were slain. The government has mobilized more than 50,000 police and gendarmes to protect polling stations, with an additional 7,000 soldiers on patrol.


(Photos by Reuters)