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LIVE updates: French presidential election 2017

French citizens are voting in the first round of presidential election

France's presidential race has turned out to be one of the most dramatic elections in the country’s history, leaving voters with five candidates to choose from: far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen, far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, centrist Emmanuel Macron, centre-right Republican Francois Fillon and socialist Benoit Hamon. In all, 11 candidates were given approval to run in the election.

The run-off is scheduled for May 7.

TASS will be keeping you up-to-date on all the latest news, polls and results of France's dramatic presidential election:

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