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

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