Yellow vests protest in Paris against the French government | News
In France, a day of reflection is taking place, 24 hours before the presidential elections, while the yellow vests began a protest this Saturday to reject the policies implemented by the current president, Emmanuel Macron.
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During this Saturday it is forbidden to broadcast polls or carry out electoral acts, distribute brochures and digital propaganda of the candidates. No interview, poll or estimate of results may be published before the results on Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
Under the forecast of elections with an uncertain result between Macron, who is seeking re-election, and the right-wing candidate, Marine Le Pen, 48.7 million French people are called to elect the new president.
In mainland France, the polling stations for this second round will open this Sunday from 08:00.
Voters abroad and abroad will vote from Saturday, April 23, due to time difference, for the ballot of the presidential elections.
Macron and Le Pen, with 27.85% and 23.15% of the votes in the first round respectively, are vying for the presidency in Sunday’s runoff as in 2017, after leaving behind 10 other candidates, including the leftist Jean -Luc Mélenchon (almost 22%).
On the other hand, contingents summoned by the yellow vests group came out from different places in Paris since Saturday morning to protest the government management of the current president.
At various points on their routes, the protesters have been forced to stop or change their route due to the blockades imposed by the police, who have also launched tear gas canisters.
At another point of protest, some 300 people, most of them young, demonstrated in Lille against the extreme right, in a procession with flags of the Communist Youth Brigades of France, the CGT, France insubordinate or the League of Human Rights.