The election on Sunday 24 April is a runoff to decide between the first two candidates from the first round of voting on 10 四月. 埃马纽埃尔·马克龙 and Marine Le Pen topped that earlier poll.
The runoff is decided by simple majority of valid votes: if either candidate gets one more vote than the other, he or she is elected. There is no electoral college and no role for parliament.
For most of the campaign, it seemed that Macron, the incumbent president, would win comfortably in the second round. But a surge in Le Pen’s polling in the final weeks made this more doubtful. A key factor will be how much support Macron can garner from those who voted for leftwinger Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the first round.
Mélenchon has enjoined his voters not to give a single vote to 玛丽娜·勒庞, but for Macron this support is more ambivalent than he might have hoped.
Emmanuel Macron has beaten Marine Le Pen in the presidential runoff and will serve another term as president of France. Macron won 58.6% 投票的, while Le Pen, who improved her 2017 表现, fell short at 41.5%. Find out how the race unfolded department by department.