Macron and Le Pen go head-to-head over economy in French election – BBC News

Macron and Le Pen go head-to-head over economy in French election – BBC News

Macron and Le Pen go head-to-head over economy in French election – BBC News – Latest News Today

Emmanuel Macron has won the first round of the French election and far-right rival Marine Le Pen will fight him for the presidency for a second time.

For both candidates, the economy remains a big issue as the Covid pandemic had a dramatic effect on daily life in the country.

Lockdowns forced restaurants and cultural arenas such as theatres and museums to close.

The government dug deep to support business through a pandemic-induced recession.

But now, residents are battling a different economic beast, inflation.

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