Macron vs. Le Pen 2022: What to know about France’s presidential election runoff

French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to fend off a victory from far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the presidential election on April 24. (Video: James Cornsilk, Rick Noack, Alexa Juliana Ard/The Washington Post, Photo: Jackie Lay/The Washington Post)

PARIS — French voters go to the polls on Sunday for France’s presidential election runoff between incumbent President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

Macron remains the front-runner, with some seeming momentum behind him, but Le Pen — who is running for the third time — appears closer to the presidency than ever before.

Polls close on Sunday at 8 p.m. local time, 2 p.m. Eastern, with a projection by France’s public broadcaster expected soon after.