In an interview with French media on Thursday (May 4) Le Pen says she ''lifted the veil'' on her opponent, Emmanuel Macron. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen said on Thursday (May 4) that she revealed the true face of centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron after the two presidential hopefuls clashed over their vision of France's future, the euro and ways of fighting terrorism in an ill-tempered televised debate on Wednesday before Sunday's run-off vote. The two went into the debate with opinion polls showing Macron, 39, with a strong lead of 20 percentage points over the National Front's Le Pen, 48, in what is widely seen as France's most important election in decades. For Le Pen, the two-and-a-half hour debate, watched by millions, was a last major chance to persuade voters of the merits of her programme which includes cracking down on illegal immigration, ditching the euro single currency and holding a referendum on EU membership. Some 63 percent of people surveyed by Elabe pollsters for BFM TV found the pro-EU former economy minister more convincing than the leader of the National Front.