Could Macron lose? What to know about the French presidential election of 2022.

Posters of French presidential candidates are displayed in Fontainebleau, France. (Thibault Camus/AP)
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PARIS — France is voting in the first round of a presidential election on Sunday, with President Emmanuel Macron seeking a second five-year term.

While polls have long suggested that Macron was the strong favorite, the far right has closed the gap over the past few days, and the far left also has made limited gains.

Only the first round’s two top candidates will move forward to the runoff vote, set for April 24. Macron is expected to be one of those to advance, but there is still potential for the order of finish Sunday to be a surprise.

As France votes, Emmanuel Macron’s reelection is uncertain