As the early results come in:
Emmanuel Macron (centrist) 23.7%
Marine Le Pen (far-right) 21.7%
Jean-Luc Mélenchon (far-left) 19.5%
François Fillon (mainstream conservative) 19.5%
Benoit Hamon (mainstream liberal) 6.2%
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (nationalist) 5%
Jean Lassalle (centrist) 1.5%
Philippe Poutou (far-left) 1.2%
François Asselineau (nationalist) 0.8%
Nathalie Arthaud (far-left) 0.7%
Jacques Ceminade (centrist) 0.2%
Both the traditional, mainstream political parties in France, the Les Républicains and the Parti Socialiste, were eliminated in the first round.
This is an upheaval; both of these parties have held significant power since the end of World War II.
Macron is hinging more support from the globalists who see him as the only alternative to a Le Pen victory.