Marine Le Pen

Polls Open Overseas in Final Round of French Presidential Election

French overseas territories and French citizens living abroad began voting Saturday in the final round of the French presidential election, facing a choice between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. France’s official campaigning period ended Friday night at midnight Paris time, signaling the start of a French media blackout on election coverage. French law bans reporting on either candidate until polls close at 8pm Sunday.