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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Set to Win Presidentials Election First Round

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Set to Win Presidentials Election First Round

Macron will get 26 percent of the first round vote, up one percentage point from his showing a week ago, BVA said. It put Le Pen on 25 percent, down one point.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Government Behind Media Leaks Against Him: Fillon says

FRANCE POLITICS: Government Behind Media Leaks Against Him: Fillon says

“The truth is that the Left is incapable of winning this election and would only have a chance of succeeding if there was no adversary from the Right. That will not happen,” Fillon told francinfo radio.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Hollande Biography

FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Hollande Biography

François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande was born August 12, 1954 in France. He joined the Socialist Party in 1979. Read Francois Hollande Biography.

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FRANCE POLITICS: UK PM Theresa May ‘Good At Getting It Wrong’: Marine Le Pen Says

FRANCE POLITICS: UK PM Theresa May ‘Good At Getting It Wrong’: Marine Le Pen Says

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May for hosting her main rival, centrist Emmanuel Macron, while apparently snubbing her.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Georges Pompidou Biography

FRANCE POLITICS: Georges Pompidou Biography

Born on July 5, 1911, in Monboudif, Cantal, France, Georges Pompidou worked as a teacher before and during World War II. Read Georges Pompidou Biography.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Fillon Backers Seek Unity to Revive Presidential Election

FRANCE POLITICS: Fillon Backers Seek Unity to Revive Presidential Election

Fillon, at one point the favourite, has sunk to third place in opinion polls as he faces an investigation into allegations he paid his wife Penelope hundreds of thousands of euros of public funds for doing very little work as his parliamentary assistant

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FRANCE POLITICS: ‘Our Country is Sick’: Juppe Says, Quits Elections

FRANCE POLITICS: ‘Our Country is Sick’: Juppe Says, Quits Elections

“I confirm once and for all that I will not be candidate to the presidency of the Republic,” former French prime minister Alain Juppe said.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Now Favorite to Win

FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Now Favorite to Win

Macron presented his manifesto on Thursday and has been climbing in the polls since scandal engulfed Fillon – once the favorite to win the presidency.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Hollande Upsets With Donald Trump

FRANCE POLITICS: Hollande Upsets With Donald Trump

French President Francois Hollande fired back after Donald Trump remarked a friend thought “Paris is no longer Paris” after attacks by Islamist militants.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Favourites to Win: POLL

FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Favourites to Win: POLL

Marine Le Pen remains favourite to win the first round of France’s presidential election but would lose the May 7 runoff against either the centre-right’s Francois Fillon or centrist Emmanuel Macron, two polls showed on Thursday.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Game Changer! Bayrou Boosts Macron With Alliance

FRANCE POLITICS: Game Changer! Bayrou Boosts Macron With Alliance

“I have decided to offer Emmanuel Macron an alliance. The danger is too big we must change things,” Francois Bayrou told a news conference, describing his decision as a “sacrifice”.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Le Pen Gains Narrows Gap Against Macron, Fillon: Poll

FRANCE POLITICS: Le Pen Gains Narrows Gap Against Macron, Fillon: Poll

The Opinionway poll of voting intentions had Le Pen easily beating her four main rivals and winning the April 23 first round with a score of 27 percent to move through to the two-way runoff against either Macron or Fillon.

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FRANCE POLITICS: WikiLeaks: CIA Ordered Spying on French 2012 Presidential Election

FRANCE POLITICS: WikiLeaks: CIA Ordered Spying on French 2012 Presidential Election

A seven-page document made public by WikiLeaks purports to show that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency ordered its spies to gather information on the 2012 French presidential election.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Constitutional Court Vetoes Ban On Consulting Jihadist Sites

FRANCE POLITICS: Constitutional Court Vetoes Ban On Consulting Jihadist Sites

The court said in a statement that law enforcement agencies in France had enough other resources to monitor websites which incited militancy, and people who clearly had “a terrorist intention”.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Dismisses Gay Rumors

FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Dismisses Gay Rumors

“If you’re told I lead a double life with Mr Gallet it’s because my hologram has escaped,” Emmanuel Macron told supporters at a rally.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Nicolas Sarkozy to Stand Trial

FRANCE POLITICS: Nicolas Sarkozy to Stand Trial

Charge against Sarkozy, who led France for five years from 2007, exposes the 62-year old conservative politician to a one-year prison sentence if convicted.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Le Pen Campaign Takes Center Stage

FRANCE POLITICS: Le Pen Campaign Takes Center Stage

Le Pen and her party are facing their own scandals, including one over assistants in the European Parliament and investigations over her 2012 campaign financing.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Lawmakers to Francois Fillon: Quit Race

FRANCE POLITICS: Lawmakers to Francois Fillon: Quit Race

Fillon denied wrongdoing after Le Canard Enchaine newspaper reported the former prime minister had paid his wife hundreds of thousands of euros for work she may not have done.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen to Lose 7,000 Euros Monthly From Her EU Earnings

FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen to Lose 7,000 Euros Monthly From Her EU Earnings

Marine Le Pen, locked in tight three-way race to succeed Francois Hollande this spring, said she would not “submit to persecution” by paying the money back.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Fillon, Penelope Fillon Questioned By Investigators

FRANCE POLITICS: Francois Fillon, Penelope Fillon Questioned By Investigators

Francois Fillon and his wife are being questioned by investigators as part of a probe into allegations that Penelope Fillon was paid for fake jobs.

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