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French election: voters choose between Macron and Le Pen

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By Euronews
French election: voters choose between Macron and Le Pen

<p>France is choosing who will be its next president. </p> <p>The two candidates, centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right National Front’s Marine Le Pen have proposed very different visions leading up to the final second round run-off. </p> <p>Despite the inclement weather across much of the country on Sunday, turnout in French presidential elections is traditionally high with more than 40 million people expected to vote. </p> <p>The vote is seen as the most important in France for decades.</p> <p>“I’m worried for my grandchildren, I’m worried for the world, I’m worried for the future and so on. I’m actually very worried, I must say,’‘ one woman said outside a polling station in Paris. </p> <p>Security surrounding the presidential poll remains a major concern following the terror attacks in Paris and Nice. </p> <p>More than 50,000 police and army officers are on duty with the country still in a state of emergency. </p> <p>Early estimates of the result are expected 20:00 local time, immediately after polling stations in France’s major cities close.</p>