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French vote: The mainstream losers

The presidential election was a huge defeat for France’s mainstream parties.

The presidential election was a huge defeat for France’s mainstream parties.

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French voters boot out mainstream parties

It's a historic defeat for France's ruling establishment, as Socialist Benoit Hamon and conservative Francois Fillon get knocked out of the race.

It's a historic defeat for France's ruling establishment, as Socialist Benoit Hamon and conservative Francois Fillon get knocked out of the race.

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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.

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Fillon's wife Penelope is placed under formal investigation

French magistrates have placed the wife of presidential candidate Francois Fillon under formal investigation over allegations that he paid her for a fake parliamentary…

French magistrates have placed the wife of presidential candidate Francois Fillon under formal investigation over allegations that he paid her for a fake parliamentary…

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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.