How does the French presidential election work?

Everything you need to know about the French voting system, from who is running to what time the vote will be announced.

FILE PHOTO: Campaign posters for candidates Marine Le Pen of the National Front (FN), Jean-Luc Melenchon of the Parti de Gauche, and Benoit Hamon of the Socialist Party are seen in Paris

The first round of the French presidential election was held on April 23.

As none of the 11 candidates won more than 50 percent, the vote goes to a second round. That run-off election will be held on May 7 between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen – the two candidates who won most votes on April 23.

Once elected, the French president can serve a maximum of two five-year terms in office.

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Source: Al Jazeera