How does the French election work?



2017-04-24T09:47:50.961Z
2017-04-24T09:47:50.961Z

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Why are there two rounds of voting in the French presidential election?

There are two rounds of voting in the French presidential election. If the winning candidate does not receive more than 50% of the vote, there is a second round in which the two top candidates stand directly against each other. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will go into the next round - voting takes place on 7 May.

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