France is electing a new President today (Sunday). Despite bleak weather, early polling was reported?
GV Polling station exterior
SV Voters enter station
SV INT..Voters receive ballot papers
CU Ballot papers with names of candidates
SV Man emerges from voting booth
SV Man puts ballots into box
CU Ballot box's glass front
SV Voters deposit ballot papers
GV Voters at desk
GV EXT..Polling station
None of the candidates is voting in Paris.
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Background: France is electing a new President today (Sunday). Despite bleak weather, early polling was reported heavy.
Separate ballot papers are marked for each candidate, the voter taking the one of his or her choice.
They have a choice of six candidates. Their decision is whether to return General de Gaulle to power or put a new man in the Elysee Palace.
The winner must get an absolute majority of 50 per cent of the votes or more. Should the most favoured candidate get less, a run-off between the two leading contenders will be held on December 19.