French presidential election, by the numbers

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Posted: Apr 23, 2017 5:27 AM
French presidential election, by the numbers

PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the logistics of France's presidential election, which sees voting for the first round Sunday:

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THE ELECTION: Eleven candidates in Sunday's first round, reduced to the top two vote-getters in a winner-takes-all round two on May 7.

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VOTERS: 47 million are eligible.

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POLLING: The 70,000 polling stations in France and its overseas territories open at 8 a.m. (0700 GMT), for a maximum of 12 hours. Overseas territories vote on Saturday, not Sunday.

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RESULTS: Partial results and TV projections expected from 8 p.m. (1900 GMT) Sunday.