The French go to the polls Sunday to cast ballots in the first round of a political race like no other in France’s recent history: Entrenched politicians have been swept aside, with fringe candidates and untested newcomers filling the void.

After Sunday, the field of 11 presidential candidates will be narrowed down to two contenders, who will face each other in a runoff on May 7.

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/04/20/524761371/whos-who-in-frances-wild-presidential-election

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