Five days before the first round of parliamentary elections in France the pre-election debate is at its peak, while from today at noon the first French people began to vote via the Internet, and in particular those of the one and a half million French people living outside France who have chosen the electronic vote.

The relevant platform of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened at noon (France time), and will remain open until Thursday, while its operation was problematic in the early hours. Also as it became known from the French Ministry of the Interior, about 1.3 million French people have already made use of their right to authorize another citizen to vote on their behalf.

The first official televised pre-election showdown will take place this evening, where Prime Minister Gabriel Attal of the Macron faction, president of the far-right National Alarm party Jordan Bardela and Manuel Bobard of the new Popular Front of the left will cross swords.

Finally, the reactions from the opposition against Emmanuel Macron, who declared that the electoral programs of extreme parties are leading France to civil war, are intense.