More campaigning, live TV debate next

Supporters of Mr Emmanuel Macron and Ms Marine Le Pen at the En Marche! HQ (top right) and at a National Front party celebrating Sunday's results.
Supporters of Mr Emmanuel Macron and Ms Marine Le Pen at the En Marche! HQ (top right) and at a National Front party celebrating Sunday's results.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
Supporters of Mr Emmanuel Macron and Ms Marine Le Pen at the En Marche! HQ (top right) and at a National Front party celebrating Sunday's results.
Supporters of Mr Emmanuel Macron and Ms Marine Le Pen at the En Marche! HQ (top right) and at a National Front party celebrating Sunday's results.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Centrist and former economy minister Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen will resume campaigning for another 10 days.

The Labour Day marches on May 1 and a live television debate between Mr Macron, 39, and Ms Le Pen, 48, two days later on May 3 will give both sides a chance to rally support.

Campaigning and polling must stop on May 5, leaving a day's grace before the May 7 presidential election.

Polls open at 8am (2pm in Singapore) and close at 8pm.

The winner is likely to be known within hours, but the swearing-in ceremony usually does not take place until several days after the election.

 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2017, with the headline 'More campaigning, live TV debate next'. Print Edition | Subscribe