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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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French election campaigns heating up

A rundown of three French presidential candidate's rallies which all took place this weekend in Lyon.

A rundown of three French presidential candidate's rallies which all took place this weekend in Lyon.

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'I defend the walls of our society': Le Pen launches presidential bid

Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen kicks off her French presidential campaign in Lyon, with a promise to protect voters from globalisation.

Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen kicks off her French presidential campaign in Lyon, with a promise to protect voters from globalisation.

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French presidential front-runners Le Pen and Macron rally supporters

Riding high in the opinion polls, far-right leader Marine Le Pen kick-starts her campaign to become French president with a major speech on Sunday, hammering home an anti-euro, anti-immigrant…

Riding high in the opinion polls, far-right leader Marine Le Pen kick-starts her campaign to become French president with a major speech on Sunday, hammering home an anti-euro, anti-immigrant…

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European left-wing leaders enthusiastic about Greece snap elections

The news of the snap elections announced today after the third failure of Greek MPs to elect a president continues to ripple across the political and

The news of the snap elections announced today after the third failure of Greek MPs to elect a president continues to ripple across the political and

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Far-right beats far-left in Calais region

In the north of France, in the Calais region, the extremes of the political spectrum clashed – Jean-Luc Mélenchon of the so-called Left Front and

In the north of France, in the Calais region, the extremes of the political spectrum clashed – Jean-Luc Mélenchon of the so-called Left Front and

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French leftist Melenchon takes on Le Pen

The leader of the Left Front Jean-Lec Melenchon will contest the same seat as the far-right National Front’s Marine Le Pen in the upcoming

The leader of the Left Front Jean-Lec Melenchon will contest the same seat as the far-right National Front’s Marine Le Pen in the upcoming

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Le Pen's party set to be kingmakers in French vote

Supporters of France’s National Front look set to be the kingmakers in deciding who becomes the country’s next leader. The far-right party picked

Supporters of France’s National Front look set to be the kingmakers in deciding who becomes the country’s next leader. The far-right party picked

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French election: Melenchon backs Hollande

Despite running a successful campaign, far left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon only managed to poll 11% of the vote, finishing fourth. The man backed

Despite running a successful campaign, far left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon only managed to poll 11% of the vote, finishing fourth. The man backed

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French elections: Hollande wins first round 

François Hollande (Socialist Party) has won the first round of the French presidential election with around 28% of the vote. Incumbent president

François Hollande (Socialist Party) has won the first round of the French presidential election with around 28% of the vote. Incumbent president

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French fret over jobs ahead of presidential vote

Opinion polls say nearly half of French voters rate unemployment as the most important issue for the country’s next leader to tackle. With the

Opinion polls say nearly half of French voters rate unemployment as the most important issue for the country’s next leader to tackle. With the

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French election frenzy

The ten candidates for France’s presidency have six days left to persuade voters: ‘I am the one,’ and the tone seems to be ‘the devil take the

The ten candidates for France’s presidency have six days left to persuade voters: ‘I am the one,’ and the tone seems to be ‘the devil take the