France prepares to vote for a president
France is set to vote in a presidential election amid widespread disaffection caused by the eurozone crisis and high unemployment.
Centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy is seeking re-election, but he is facing a tough challenge from Socialist Francois Hollande.
There are 10 candidates in all, and if none wins more than 50% of the votes, there will be a run-off round on 6 May.
Katya Adler reports from Paris.