What happens next in the French election?

Centrist Macron and far-right leader Le Pen will face off on May 7.

Who are the two candidates?

The former investment banker has promoted both pro-business and socially liberal policies, giving him a centrist appeal that other candidates lacked. However, opponents have criticized him for being a political novice while pointing to unpopular measures he backed during his tenure in government. Among those measures was a law named after him that allowed businesses to open on Sundays and gave employers more negotiating power over workers.

Le Pen steps down as party leader

"Tonight, I am no longer the president of the National Front. I am the presidential candidate," Le Pen said on Monday.

As a candidate, she often stressed that her ideas and platform were her own, not those of the National Front.

Memorial for Paris attack victim

Live debate

Campaigning ends

Parliamentary elections

ABC News' Lora Moftah and Rym Momtaz contributed to this report.