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.

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    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.


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