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Marine Le Pen and the National Front are holding a "refoundation congress" to mount a political comeback.
Le Pen was defeated in a landslide this Sunday, but her nativist party probably isn't going anywhere.
Exit polls in this crucial election will be released at 2pm Eastern.
Macron, who wants to deregulate the economy and deepen EU integration, has a 23-26 percentage point lead over Le Pen in the opinion polls.
Amid widespread unemployment, young French voters are seeking radical alternatives to establishment politicians.
As her support erodes, the National Front candidate is making a sharp turn to the right.
Marine Le Pen's anti-immigration National Front is hoping to consolidate recent political gains.