Emmanuel Macron greets supporters outside his residence in Paris, after winning the first round of the French presidential elections. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT .NO REPORTER NARRATION. Once seen as the dark horse in the 2017 French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron emerged the winner in the first round on Sunday (23 April). He emerged from his home in Paris on Monday (24 April) and greeted his supporters who cheered and congratulated him. Residents from around the neighbourhood, not far from the Eiffel Tower, came out to catch a glimpse of the 39-year-old former economy minister. The presidential hopeful will now face the far-right candiatdate Marine Le Pen on May 7th. Interior ministry final figures in the first round gave Macron 23.74 per cent of the votes against Le Pen's 21.53.