The presidential candidate says he will not let down French people demanding changes to the EU.
France presidential election 2017
BBC World Service economics correspondent
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Before her personal Tour de France to chart the presidential election began, Emma Jane Kirby hired a bike from Paul Fournel in Paris. He spoke of how different the views were between residents of the capital and those elsewhere in the republic. (Photo: Emma Jane Kirby with her bike. Credit: BBC)
The BBC's Karin Giannone explains why this presidential election is so important for France.