France election: Voters cast ballots in first round

Turnout is high as voters in France are casting their ballots in the first round of the presidential elections. Four of the 11 candidates running for the country's top job stand a realistic chance of reaching the second round.

by

    Turnout is high as voters in France are casting their ballots in the first round of the presidential elections.

    Four of the 11 candidates running for the country's top job stand a realistic chance of reaching the second round.

    By late afternoon, voter turnout was above 69 percent - almost as high as the 2012 presidential vote.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.