Macron faces biggest challenge yet in battle with Le Pen

24 Apr

Emmanuel Macron, little known to the French public just three years ago, is now favourite to win the country’s presidency after topping Sunday’s first round vote, but faces his biggest challenge yet as he takes on far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

François Fillon: from election favourite to also-ran

24 Apr

France’s main right-wing political party suffered a historic defeat in the first round of Sunday’s presidential election, made all the more remarkable by the fact that their candidate, François Fillon, had been favourite to win just months earlier.