MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. All 11 French presidential hopefuls have cast their ballots in the first round of the election.
Meanwhile, in France itself, where the polling stations opened at 8 in the morning, people are coming to vote. First preliminary results may be announced before midnight.
Four most prominent candidates are far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, head of left-wing political movement La France Insoumise Jean-Luc Melenchon, The Republicans' party nominee Francois Fillon and independent candidate Emmanuel Macron and Benoit Hamon, the candidate from the ruling Socialist Party.