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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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Le Pen "takes break" as party leader to focus on presidential campaign

The French National Front leader says she is “taking a break” as party leader to focus on her presidential campaign ahead of a run-off vote in two weeks’ time.

The French National Front leader says she is “taking a break” as party leader to focus on her presidential campaign ahead of a run-off vote in two weeks’ time.

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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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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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Elated Le Pen supporters brace for runoff

Supporters of National Front leader Marine Le Pen were elated to see her qualify for the May 7 presidential run-off against centrist Emmanuel Macron.

Supporters of National Front leader Marine Le Pen were elated to see her qualify for the May 7 presidential run-off against centrist Emmanuel Macron.

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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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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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How the FN makes a small town its own - the French far-right puts down new roots

France's far-right Front National appears stronger than ever. How to explain its success, and how much, if at all, has the party improved its past, often rabid image? More importantly, has Marine Le P

France's far-right Front National appears stronger than ever. How to explain its success, and how much, if at all, has the party improved its past, often rabid image? More importantly, has Marine Le P

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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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French judges push for Le Pen to be stripped of immunity

French judges probing Marine Le Pen’s alleged misuse of EU funds to pay for party assistants, are pushing for her European parliamentary immunity to be lifted.

French judges probing Marine Le Pen’s alleged misuse of EU funds to pay for party assistants, are pushing for her European parliamentary immunity to be lifted.

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France: National Front Paris HQ hit by arson attack

The Paris headquarters of France’s far-right National Front was hit by a suspected arson attack on Thursday.

The Paris headquarters of France’s far-right National Front was hit by a suspected arson attack on Thursday.

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View: Is Emmanuel Macron the new Napoleon Bonaparte of France?

by Dominique Moisi, Institut Montaigne, Paris Sixty years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, France is poised to hold an election that could

by Dominique Moisi, Institut Montaigne, Paris Sixty years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, France is poised to hold an election that could