Marine Le Pen and opponent Emmanuel Macron battle it out for French presidency

The battle for the French presidency is underway as Marine Le Pen and opponent Emmanuel Macron vie for French votes.

Elaine Cobbe, EWN France Correspondent, told John Maytham that no matter who wins, France will have a relative outsider as president of France.

It's been seen as a rejection of the traditional parties.

Elaine Cobbe, EWN France Correspondent

Cobbe says Emmanuel Macron has had endorsements from both right and left wings, including the conservative candidate, who was knocked in the first round. She says Macron also has the support of the current prime minister.

Marine Le Pen managed to score the highest score ever for the National Front in a major election with nearly 22%.

Elaine Cobbe, EWN France Correspondent

Listen to the full report in the audio below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Liverpool vs Real Madrid UEFA final has football fandom in overdrive

Liverpool vs Real Madrid UEFA final has football fandom in overdrive

Sports writer Kevin McCallum explains why support for the Champions League has transcended borders ahead of the final.

CPS says there isn't enough money to payout cash grants

CPS says there isn't enough money to payout cash grants

CPS claims Sassa has not paid for its service to pay social grants in cash, reports EWN's Lindsay Dentlinger.

Why moving Parly to Pretoria could be costly

Why moving Parly to Pretoria could be costly

Wesgro CEO Tim Harris argues that relocating Parliament to Pretoria might not make the most economic sense.

Parkwood protesters and police in a tense standoff

Parkwood protesters and police in a tense standoff

Community members are throwing stones, while law enforcement officers are responding with rubber bullets and tear-gas.

[WATCH] John Maytham: 'Supra was fired!'

[WATCH] John Maytham: 'Supra was fired!'

John takes a wry look at the 'early retirement' of North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

Far-right Macron and Le Pen top round one of French Presidential elections

Far-right Macron and Le Pen top round one of French Presidential elections

The second round of the elections will be held on 7 May.

Popular articles
Dr Eve busts myths about the female orgasm that could change your sex life

Dr Eve busts myths about the female orgasm that could change your sex life

As many as 1 in 3 women have trouble reaching orgasm when having sexual play, clinical sexologist Dr Eve explains.

The Man of the Mountain: Why I'm climbing Table Mountain every day for a year

The Man of the Mountain: Why I'm climbing Table Mountain every day for a year

After being retrenched last year Andrew Patterson decided he wanted to do something more fulfilling with his time.

If you go down to the Spar today...join SA's biggest pajama party!

If you go down to the Spar today...join SA's biggest pajama party!

Spar customers are being encouraged to head out for the weekly shop in their PJs today and you get a free coffee in return!

'Impossible to think violent protests in CPT are anything other than political'

'Impossible to think violent protests in CPT are anything other than political'

Just this week WC Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela said he believed the protests were being 'orchestrated'.

How much you need to retire ‘comfortably’ (and the best ‘investment’ ever)

How much you need to retire ‘comfortably’ (and the best ‘investment’ ever)

For your assets to generate an income that lasts as long as you do; here’s what you’ll need to amass (and tips for getting there)…

'Sexting is a great way to keep spice in long distance relationships'

'Sexting is a great way to keep spice in long distance relationships'

With the help of technology and a good imagination, sex in a long distance relationship doesn't have to be out of reach.