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France divided in two

France is split along both geographical and social lines in its support for Emmanuel Macronand Marine Le Pen.

France is split along both geographical and social lines in its support for Emmanuel Macronand Marine Le Pen.

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Macron: A French JFK or Neo-Napoleon?

by Dominique Moisi, Institut Montaigne Relief and pride are the main emotions many French citizens are feeling after the first round of the French

by Dominique Moisi, Institut Montaigne Relief and pride are the main emotions many French citizens are feeling after the first round of the French

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Defeated French Socialists and Republicans urge votes for Macron

As the losing mainstream candidates lick their wounds after the first-round of the French presidential race, their shocked parties have had to agree on what to do…

As the losing mainstream candidates lick their wounds after the first-round of the French presidential race, their shocked parties have had to agree on what to do…

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Macron's army of "helpers" reveal hard work behind the scenes

At the election night meeting held by Emmanuel Macron in Paris, many volunteers could be seen handing out information, flags and badges.

At the election night meeting held by Emmanuel Macron in Paris, many volunteers could be seen handing out information, flags and badges.

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Hollande calls on voters to back Macron in run-off ballot

French President Francois Hollande has called for voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the run-off ballot in the presidential election.

French President Francois Hollande has called for voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in the run-off ballot in the presidential election.

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Macron and Le Pen's different economic strategies

Macron favours the euro, free trade and globalisation. Le Pen has described the run-off with Macron as a referendum on "uncontrolled globalisation".

Macron favours the euro, free trade and globalisation. Le Pen has described the run-off with Macron as a referendum on "uncontrolled globalisation".

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The choice facing France

Emmanuel Macron is the political newcomer up against far-right firebrand Marine Le Pen

Emmanuel Macron is the political newcomer up against far-right firebrand Marine Le Pen

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Macron vows to fight on for Armenians

French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has marked the 102nd anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in a brief ceremony in Paris.

French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has marked the 102nd anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in a brief ceremony in Paris.

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French election relief rally pushes up share prices

There were no surprises from the first round of the French election which meant a relief rally for the European stock markets and beyond.

There were no surprises from the first round of the French election which meant a relief rally for the European stock markets and beyond.

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Clashes in Paris in wake of election results

Tensions were running high on Paris’ Bastille Square on Sunday night (April 23), at the end of a protest called by left wing militants.

Tensions were running high on Paris’ Bastille Square on Sunday night (April 23), at the end of a protest called by left wing militants.

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How do the French presidential candidates' programmes measure up?

Former investment banker and political novice-Emmanuel Macron will go head-to-head with far-right, _Front National_ leader-Marine Le Pen for the keys to the Élysée Palace. But how do their policy prop

Former investment banker and political novice-Emmanuel Macron will go head-to-head with far-right, _Front National_ leader-Marine Le Pen for the keys to the Élysée Palace. But how do their policy prop

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French election: Macron to face off against Le Pen. What we know

Voters rejected France's traditional political parties Sunday, opting for two populist candidates who will contest the election runoff on May 7.

Voters rejected France's traditional political parties Sunday, opting for two populist candidates who will contest the election runoff on May 7.

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Young 'Macronistas' hope for new era in politics

A victory they’d hoped for so badly: The youthful supporters of Emmanuel Macron were thrilled to see their centrist and pro-European candidate leading the pack for France’s top…

A victory they’d hoped for so badly: The youthful supporters of Emmanuel Macron were thrilled to see their centrist and pro-European candidate leading the pack for France’s top…

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Macron and Le Pen through to French election run-off

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in the second round of the French elections.

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in the second round of the French elections.

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French presidential campaign shaken by Paris shooting

The gun attack on the Champs-Elysee came during a TV appearance by the eleven candidates in Sunday’s presidential ballot.

The gun attack on the Champs-Elysee came during a TV appearance by the eleven candidates in Sunday’s presidential ballot.

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The EU must prepare itself for President Le Pen in France

After the UK's unexpected vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump’s unexpected triumph in the US presidential election last year, you might imagine that EU leaders have developed detailed contingency plans for a victory by the far-right National Front’s Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election.

After the UK's unexpected vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump’s unexpected triumph in the US presidential election last year, you might imagine that EU leaders have developed detailed contingency plans for a victory by the far-right National Front’s Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election.

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France's unpredictable presidential race enters its final days

Latest polls make the outcome incalculable. While centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right contender Marine Le Pen retain the top spots, there is barely a percentage point between them.

Latest polls make the outcome incalculable. While centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right contender Marine Le Pen retain the top spots, there is barely a percentage point between them.