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The most unpredictable election in French history?

A month before the first round of France's presidential election, polls suggest 43 percent of voters have still not made up their minds about who to vote for.

A month before the first round of France's presidential election, polls suggest 43 percent of voters have still not made up their minds about who to vote for.

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11 candidates to contest French presidential election

The race to become France’s next president has officially begun after the definitive list of candidates was published.

The race to become France’s next president has officially begun after the definitive list of candidates was published.

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Je t’adore? How emotion broke into French politics

The 2017 presidential campaign will demonstrate, once again, that emotional appeals have become a necessary and accepted way to convince French voters.

The 2017 presidential campaign will demonstrate, once again, that emotional appeals have become a necessary and accepted way to convince French voters.

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'Under formal investigation', Francois Fillon refuses to quit presidential race

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is refusing to pull out of the race despite being placed under formal investigation on suspicion of embezzling public…

French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is refusing to pull out of the race despite being placed under formal investigation on suspicion of embezzling public…

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Francois Fillon tells supporters to "ignore" fresh media attacks

Embattled French conservative, Francois Fillon continues to be dogged by financial scandal despite friends and foe in the Republican party deciding earlier this week to stick with…

Embattled French conservative, Francois Fillon continues to be dogged by financial scandal despite friends and foe in the Republican party deciding earlier this week to stick with…

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France election: Fillon fights back to win full party support

Embattled French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon has fought off a rebellion to secure the unanimous support of his conservative party, The Republicans.

Embattled French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon has fought off a rebellion to secure the unanimous support of his conservative party, The Republicans.

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Fillon divides Paris

Pro and counter demonstrations took place in the centre of Paris on Sunday (March 5).

Pro and counter demonstrations took place in the centre of Paris on Sunday (March 5).

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More French conservatives abandon Fillon's ship

François Fillon still intends to fight on despite an embezzlement scandal and the departures of more key figures from his campaign team.

François Fillon still intends to fight on despite an embezzlement scandal and the departures of more key figures from his campaign team.

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French elections under scrutiny

With less than two months remaining before the French go to the polls, the run-up to the presidential elections has so far been tainted by scandals.

With less than two months remaining before the French go to the polls, the run-up to the presidential elections has so far been tainted by scandals.

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Did the French media conspire to destroy the presidential candidacy of Fillon?

If the French media are not as powerful as one might imagine or fear and if they are not conspiring for or against particular candidates, are they at least performing one of their basic functions in informing voters of the stakes involved in this election? The answer is ‘not enough, at least not yet

If the French media are not as powerful as one might imagine or fear and if they are not conspiring for or against particular candidates, are they at least performing one of their basic functions in informing voters of the stakes involved in this election? The answer is ‘not enough, at least not yet

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Fillon fights on in France: "I won't give up"

The 62-year-old has categorically refused to give up his bid to be the next French president despite being caught up in an inquiry into alleged misuse of public funds.

The 62-year-old has categorically refused to give up his bid to be the next French president despite being caught up in an inquiry into alleged misuse of public funds.

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Investigation into French presidential candidate Francois Fillon steps up a gear

The investigation into French presidential candidate Francois Fillon steps up a gear as prosecutors appoint a magistrate to investigate allegations of payment for bogus jobs.

The investigation into French presidential candidate Francois Fillon steps up a gear as prosecutors appoint a magistrate to investigate allegations of payment for bogus jobs.

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What do we know about Francois Fillon's policies?

Francois Fillon remains a serious contender for the Elysee despite being hit by a financial scandal. What do we know about the conservative candidate's politics, his policies and his vision?

Francois Fillon remains a serious contender for the Elysee despite being hit by a financial scandal. What do we know about the conservative candidate's politics, his policies and his vision?

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Guilty or not, Francois Fillon says he'll run for president

Francois Fillon has changed his mind, he will press ahead with his presidential bid even if investigators charge him over claims his wife had a fake parliamentary…

Francois Fillon has changed his mind, he will press ahead with his presidential bid even if investigators charge him over claims his wife had a fake parliamentary…

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Macron seen winning French presidency in latest poll

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen visited a migration hotspot on the country’s border with Italy on Monday.

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen visited a migration hotspot on the country’s border with Italy on Monday.

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French presidential hopeful Fillon seeks scandal respite in the sun

Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon received the warmest of welcomes on Saturday – more than 9,000 kilometres from the mainland.

Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon received the warmest of welcomes on Saturday – more than 9,000 kilometres from the mainland.

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French Presidential campaign mired in scandal

Fillon Allegations surrounding embattled French right-wing presidential candidate, Francois Fillon continue to roll in.

Fillon Allegations surrounding embattled French right-wing presidential candidate, Francois Fillon continue to roll in.