PARIS (Reuters) - Voter turnout in the second round of the French presidential election on Sunday was 26.41% by midday (1000 GMT), interior ministry data showed.
The turnout figure was lower than at the same time in 2017, when it stood at 28.23%, but higher than the first round of 2022 two weeks ago, when it came in at 25.48% by noon. Analysts say a low turnout adds to uncertainty surrounding the final result.
Voting started at 8 a.m. and will end at 8 p.m., when first projections of results are expected.
(Reporting by Layli Foroudi; Writing by Geert De Clercq)