France Elections: Macron to Face Le Pen

  • As per reports, the centrist Emmanuel Macron topped the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday with 23.9% of votes. He is going to face far-right leader Marine Le Pen, with 21.4%, in a run-off for the French presidency on May 7.

    Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen fought off a strong challenge from hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon and centre-right François Fillon.

    Macron is a political novice, and never ran for election before.

    French Presidential Election First Round Results Map 2017