The final debate between the two remaining candidates in France's presidential election took place Wednesday. The country will vote in the historic election Sunday.
The presidential election is the first in which France's traditional parties are not represented.
The vote could decide if France stays in the European Union.
Observers say the vote suggests there is a high level of anti-establishment feelings among French voters.
In the first vote on April 23， En Marche! party candidate Emmanuel Macron received 23.8 percent of the vote. National Front candidate Marine Le Pen received 21.5 percent. That was enough to send the two non-traditional candidates to the final election on May 7.
Eleven candidates took part in the f of his low popularity among voters.
Marine Le Pen is the candidate of the very conservative National Front party. The 48-year-old candidate is currently a member of the European Parliament.
Le Pen has called for stronger border controls and has shown opposition to immigrants and foreign cultures. She also has criticized free trade and suggested that France should leave the European Union.
Emmanuel Macron started his own party last year. The 39-year-old served as France's economy minister. Before that， he was an investment banker. Macron supports France's membership in the EU and has said he is pro- His support is found mainly in cities.
During Wednesday's debate， extremist.
France's high unemployment rate. Macron called for reducing government rules on He also called for policies designed to help create more small and medium-
that outsource jobs in France to other countries.
Terrorism was another major issue in the debate. France has had several deadly terrorist attacks in the last two years. The violence killed more than 240 people. The country remains under a state of emergency.
centers， or mosques， of supporting extremism. She said she wants to expand prisons and increase border security.
Macron called for increasing surveillance of online activity， more police officers and better sharing of intelligence.
About 18 percent of French voters are estimated to be undecided. Wednesday's debate was the last chance for them to decide on who to support.
One public opinion study showed Macron with 60 percent support to Le Pen's 40 percent.
Le Pen's party has her father， Jean-Marie Le Pen， of his extreme positions.
After the first vote in April， Le Pen gave up leadership of the party saying she wants to be "above partisan considerations."
Macron， once a member of the Socialist Party， was the economy minister in the unpopular F with that party.
I'm Mario Ritter.