PARIS More than 1.3 million voters took part in the runoff vote organized by French Socialists to pick their candidate for the presidential election, a higher turnout than at the same time in last Sunday's first round, organizers said.
The polls generally show little enthusiasm for either PS candidate in the general election, favoring Francois Fillon, the candidate of The Republicans party, Marine Le Pen, the National Front nominee, and an independent candidate from the left Emmanuel Macron.
Fillon, who won the conservative Republicans' nomination a year ago with promises to slash public spending and restore morality in politics, has insisted that his wife played a real role and complained he is the victim of a smear campaign.
Around 7000 polling stations across France opened early on Sunday.
Popularity polls since have shown his rating slip slightly, although there have been no polls on voting intentions since the scandal broke.
A priority for Mr Hamon, a 49-year-old former junior minister and, briefly, education minister, will be to rally the Socialists, split ideologically and wounded by Mr Hollande's five-year tenure as president.
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Hamon's signature proposal is for a 750 euros ($1055) "universal income" that would be gradually granted to all adults.
Mr Macron was Mr Valls' economy minister until he quit past year to launch his presidential campaign.
Hours ahead of the gathering in the capital he vowed in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche newspaper that he would fight "to the end" against the "forces at work to silence me and to weaken my candidacy".
His comment follows talk that some of Valls backers in parliament are preparing to throw their weight behind Macron, a centrist whose pro-business policies are close to those of Valls, if the more traditionalist Hamon wins.
Fillon's campaign has, however, been dealt a serious blow by claims that he used public money to give his wife a "fake job".
However, the latest polls assumed Manual Valls would be the Presidential nominee for April's Presidential elections.