With runoff turnout expected to top 75 percent, French voters will centrally weigh in on France's place in Europe: Macron supports robust integration into the broader European community, while Le Pen promotes a populist, nationalist vision that prioritizes French interests. Immigration, security against terrorism, and a lagging economy are also expected to shape voters' decision.
Victory projections will be available around 2 p.m. ET. In the meantime, read The Week's Jeff Spross on this contest's similarities to the 2016 U.S. election and the challenge facing Macron.