France’s Macron appears set for Elysee in runoff with Le Pen

Benoit Tessier

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Sybille de La Hamaide and Matthias Blamont

Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

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France’s Macron raises curtain on election alliance to beat Le Pen

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Brian Love and Michel Rose

France’s presidential race took a new turn on Thursday as independent Emmanuel Macron raised the curtain on a partnership with veteran centrist Francois Bayrou to help him beat the far-right’s Marine Le Pen.

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