• Centrist Emmanuel Macron, 39, became France’s youngest president as he defeated his far-right rival Marine Le Pen with a decisive margin after securing 66 percent of the votes on Monday. 

    Celebrations for Macron's victory at The Louvre.
    LAST UPDATE : May 08, 2017, 7:41 AM EDT
  • Opinion polls suggest that Macron strengthened his lead to 62 percent after his apparent win in an ill-tempered TV duel with Le Pen.

    French presidential candidates made a final pitch to their voters on Friday, as they wrapped up a turbulent election campaign ahead of a momentous presidential election scheduled two days later.

    LAST UPDATE : May 05, 2017, 7:57 AM EDT
  • Far-right Marine Le Pen trails centrist Emmanuel Macron by 20 percentage points.

    French presidential candidates clashed in an ill-tempered debate on a TV show as the two politicians attempted to woo an estimated 18 percent of undecided voters ahead of second round run-off on Sunday.   

    LAST UPDATE : May 04, 2017, 8:07 AM EDT
  • Emmanuel Macron, En Marche! candidate for French presidential election.

    Emmanuel Macron, who is maintaining a 20 percent lead over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in the runoff for the French presidential election, has warned the E.U. that it must reform or be prepared to face “Frexit.”

    LAST UPDATE : May 01, 2017, 7:52 AM EDT