22 Apr 2022

French elections: Macron ahead of Le Pen in polls

Europe Editor and Presenter

France has seen the final day of campaigning in an election that seems to be edging in Emmanuel Macron’s favour – if the polls are correct.

President Macron went south to the Lot region telling voters that Sunday was a referendum on who we are. His main tactic has been to fuel fears of his far-right rival and what her election would say about the state of France.

Meanwhile, Marine Le Pen was in the poor Calais region telling voters who she thinks President Macron really is – a candidate of the rich for the rich.

We visited the town of Melun where the yellow vest protest movement started four years ago.