Macron Goes Back on the Offensive

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen stepped up their one-on-one battle for the French presidency as the final stretch of campaigning turned increasingly combative.

“War Declared” was Liberation newspaper’s front-page headline Thursday.

After an attempted ambush of a Macron event at a closing appliance factory Wednesday, Le Pen, 48, appeared on a Mediterranean fishing boat Thursday, taking her campaign from the economically ravaged north to the far-right National Front’s traditional heartland. Macron, 39, immediately responded to her latest photo opportunity by blasting her plan to pull France out of the European Union.

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.