The stakes couldn't be higher ahead of Sunday's first round of the French presidential election. Open or closed borders? More Europe or less? A bigger or smaller welfare state? A bigger or smaller military? But once in the voting booth, will the French focus on issues, institutions or individuals? With the outcome a total uncertainty, we look back at a race that's been about identity, incumbent fatigue and ethics... But what matters most?
Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Christopher DAVIS.