Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face one another in the final round of the French presidential election on May 7, according to exit polls released at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has warned that France's "survival is at stake" in a speech shortly after round one of the presidential election.
Our live blog is tracking reactions as polls show France's Macron wins 24 percent of vote and Le Pen wins 22 percent in the first round.
Conservative candidate Francois Fillon has conceded defeat in the French presidential election and has asked his supporters to reject a far-right leadership.
The euro is set to reach a four-week high when markets open as first French polls indicate a victory for centrist Macron, Reuters reported.
The euro spiked against the dollar as early results from the French election showed Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron advancing to a presidential runoff.
Speculation swirled that Le Pen, seen in the mold of Donald Trump, could muster more support than polls indicated.
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Jonathan Fenby, managing director of European political research at TS Lombard Research Group, talks about the future of French candidates Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron.
Jonathan Fenby, managing director of European political research at TS Lombard Research Group, explains why the 2017 French election means so much to France and Europe.