Official French presidential campaign posters are seen in Burgundy on 16 April 2017
Photo: Maison Moderne
In addition to the 45.7 million voters in France, around 1.3 million French citizens live abroad. 24,000 of the 35,000 registered at the French embassy are on the electoral register and may vote in the first round of the presidential elections this Sunday 23 April.
They can cast their vote on Sunday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m in one of the 17 polling stations at the Lycée Vauban in Limpertsberg.
The number of French residents has been increasing constantly since 2001. For the 2012 presidential election, less than 17,000 were on the electoral register. The participation rate was 56% in the first round and 57.8% in the second.
In 2012, the French citizens preferred Nicolas Sarkozy (39% in the first round, 59.9% in the second) to François Hollande (21.5% in the first, 40.1% in the second round). The results should be out on Monday morning.
The French consulate in Luxembourg has announced that there will be controls of ID and of handbags, and that no luggage can be taken into the polling station.
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