The French Election: Who Wins, Who Loses

Emmanuel Macron, a 39 year-old former banker who started his own political movement, has won the first round of France’s presidential election, with an estimated 23.9% of the vote and will contest a second-round run-off with far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who took 21.4% of the vote after a weak end to her campaign.

Macron is overwhelming favorite to win the run-off on May 7: Not only is he popular in his own right, but two of the losing candidates, Francois Fillon and Benoit Hamon,...

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