Hundreds of French citizens were queuing in the streets of South Kensington on Sunday (April 23) to cast their votes in the presidential elections.
Reports of social media said a queue stretching 500 metres was snaking its way outside the consulate in Cromwell Road, with some waiting for as long as three hours.
Members of the pubic have taken to social media, some praising the display of democracy in action, and other criticising the length of queues faced by those wanting to vote.
Doors are open at the consulate to allow ex-pats the chance to vote in the presidential elections, with a second round of votes taking place in May if none of the candidates receive above 50% of the votes in today’s poll.
Among those impressed with the sight that greeted them was Zainab, who tweeted: “There’s several hundred French people patiently waiting to vote at the French embassy outside my flat in London today and it is impressive.”
But Falsanisi Emmanuelle was not impressed. She said on Twitter: “Bad organisation in French Embassy for #frenchelection2017 in #London 3 hours queue”.
However, @JamesBruce91 saw it as an opportunity. He tweeted: “Wow, massive queues at the French embassy in London and at polling stations all over the UK, I should go out in search of a wife!”
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