21 Apr 2022

Macron vs Le Pen debate: the aftermath

Europe Editor and Presenter

When Marine Le Pen went head-to-head with Emmanuel Macron in the televised presidential debate five years ago her stuttering, aggressive performance was deemed crucial in helping him to victory.

Last night they went head-to-head again – and this time she was far more poised and polished, going on the attack over immigration and the cost of living to win over working-class, white voters.

He hit back over her links to Russia and snap polls suggested he had come out on top again.

But will it be enough to get him over the line on Sunday?