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.
Paris Municipal Councillor, 'En Marche!' Movement
Campaign strategist, National Front Party
Parliamentary Candidate, Les Républicains Party
Spokesperson, 'Unbowed France' movement