Macron could be the last man standing against far-right Le Pen (Photo: Reuters)

France's Fillon sinking, Macron emerges with programme

Thursday (2 March) was a perfect illustration of the unusual, dramatic and undecided campaign for the French presidential election.

The new favourite, independent Emmanuel Macron, who has been accused of being a shallow and inexperienced politician with no concrete ideas, presented his long-awaited political programme in which he said he wants to "transform" France to "end mass unemployment" and "give everyone a place in society".

But all eyes were on a previous favourite, center-...

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