Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections , ,

French elections: Macron and Le Pen through to second round

Europe Editor and Presenter

Good evening from Paris, from another election which tore up all the establishment rules,trouncing the mainstream parties which have run France for more than 50 years. In a tight contest, two candidates won through to the second round, centrist Emmanuel Macron, with 24.0 percent, and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen, who took 21.3 percent.