How is the French president chosen?

France is choosing a successor to Francois Hollande, who has chosen not to keep running for a moment term at the Elysee Palace.

Q: How is the French president chosen?

There are two rounds of voting. There are 11 hopefuls pronounced for the first round. In the improbable case of an applicant getting half in addition to one of the vote, they would be chosen on Sunday.

Notwithstanding that, the two driving competitors will then progress to a choosing round on May 7.

Q: Will it resemble the US race and are there any key "swing states"?

The decider will be a straight prevalent vote, with half in addition to one of the electorate adequate to secure triumph.

The competitors have not gathered their battles in a specific geological territory, as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton did. Regardless of the possibility that you are the main supporter of your gathering in a town your vote will consider much as anybody else's.

Q: Who are the conceivable contender for the second round?

Current conjectures recommend Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will achieve the second round. In any case, surveys have fixed in the previous two weeks and Gaullist Francois Fillon and liberal Jean-Luc Melenchon could yet secure one of the billets with the main four surveying in the vicinity of 18% and 24%.

The other seven applicants, including Socialist Benoit Hamon, are surveying single-digit scores going into the first round.

Q: Will the first-round champ be the probable next president?

There are a lot of verifiable points of reference for a turnaround between the two rounds, most as of late Jacques Chirac in 1995, who just barely pipped kindred Gaullist Edouard Balladur to second place in the first round, however who then beat Socialist Lionel Jospin, who had won the first round yet was not able hold off the now rejoined Gaullists.

The current year's race is considerably more capricious as it is not clear what kind of decision the voters will have in cycle two.

It could be anything from a far right/focus right challenge between Ms Le Pen and Mr Fillon, to a conflict between two previous Socialists, Mr Macron and Mr Melenchon. None of the four driving hopefuls can yet underestimate their nearness in cycle two.

There will likewise be stallion exchanging between the rounds, with the rest of the competitors anxious to secure the support of the nine disposed of on Sunday.