Some French legislators and activists are calling on the French president to rescind the award to the Russian leader because of the Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
French voters are going to the polls in the final round of key parliamentary elections that will demonstrate how much legroom President Emmanuel Macron will be given to implement his domestic agenda.
French voters are choosing lawmakers in a parliamentary election Sunday as President Emmanuel Macron seeks to secure his majority while under growing threat from a leftist coalition.
France began voting in a presidential runoff election Sunday in a race between between incumbent Emmanuel Macron and far-right politician Marine Le Pen.
French President Emmanuel Macron tore into his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen in a debate for her ties to Russia and wanting to strip Muslim women of their right to cover their heads in public.
As President Emmanuel Macron and challenger Marine Le Pen campaign for the April 24 run-off election, analysts say the vote results will have deep consequences in France and on the world stage.
Polls opened across France Sunday for the first round of the country's election, where up to 48 million voters will be choosing between 12 candidates, including President Emmanuel Macron.
The increased friction follows the beheading of a French teacher after he showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. The two countries have sharp foreign policy differences.