France is set to vote in the first round of regional elections, the first electoral challenge since the Paris attacks, which killed 130 people. The elections are viewed as a test of public support for the government’s response to the attacks on 13 November.
The far-right National Front (FN) is hoping to make gains and the centre-right Les Republicans party led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to win a majority of regions.
The second round is on 13 December. Polls open at 08:00 (07:00 GMT) and close at 20:00 (19:00 GMT), with some 44 million people eligible to vote.