A Muslim woman in the French city of Orange has filed a complaint after claiming she was told to remove her Islamic headscarf to vote on Sunday.

In the south-eastern French town of Orange, famous for its Roman theatre, a Muslim woman claims she was the subject of discrimination by electoral officials during the second round of the French presidential vote on Sunday.

The woman said she was forced to remove her headscarf as officials said she did not match her photo identification. She has now filed a complaint, L'Express reports.

The woman, Naima El Omar, told local radio: "The gentleman looked at me with an odd look, and said, 'Madam, you take off your veil, it's the law, or you do not vote.'"

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