With the vast majority of the votes counted, the centrist has 65% of the share compared to Le Pen's 35% in Sunday's run-off.
Supporters of the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gathered at her campaign's electoral venue in Paris as partial results of the run-off vote began to come in.
France’s Front National (FN) was founded by Jean Marie Le Pen in the 1970s.
France is choosing whether to elect its first female leader or youngest ever president .
France is choosing who will be its next president.
According to a poll, Macron is expected to win 62% of the votes, compared to 38% for his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
by Daniel Gros, director of Center for European Policy Studies
The prospect that the centrist, pro-European Emmanuel Macron will become the next
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French voters unimpressed by fractious TV debate as election looms
It was pure political combat as France’s presidential finalists went head to head in a televised debate on Wednesday, watched by millions.
With polls suggesting the abstention rate could be the highest ever, around 19 to 22 per cent, the debate could prove crucial for Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to win over voters.
An internal poll of Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s far-left supporters revealed a significant majority will choose to either abstain or cast a blank ballot in France’s upcoming presidential vote, a move that co
Emmanuel Macron has further angered Poland after suggesting the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party is allied with Marine Le Pen.
Far-right candidate for the French presidency, Marine Le Pen, has been accused of plagiarism.
Despite the centrist's poll lead before the French presidential run-off, Macron is threatened by potentially widespread abstention as well as support for Marine Le Pen.
Criticisms fly between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen as the French presidential race enters its final week.
French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has raised the alarm about the risks of Frexit.
French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron visits Paris Holocaust memorial announcing "never again"
With a week to go until polling day, Marine Le Pen has altered her rhetoric on the common European currency
The far-right leader and her former nationalist rival join forces to try to beat centrist Emmanuel Macron to the French presidency.
Jean-Francois Jalkh, the French far-right presidential contender's replacement as Front National leader, disputes having cast doubt on the Holocaust.
French football legend and 1998 World Cup winner Zinedine Zidane warns against voting for Marine Le Pen and the National Front in upcoming French presidential election second…
French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said he would push for European Union sanctions against Poland for violating EU principles.
The far right Front National leader Marine Le Pen is accused of fiddling European parliamentary expenses.
The private lives of France's presidential candidates are being scrutinised in a way that would have been unimaginable decades ago.