Sarkozy camp eyes power sharing role under France’s Macron

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Emmanuel Jarry

France’s centre-right party, seeking to rebound after the defeat of its presidential candidate, said it could share power with Emmanuel Macron if he is elected, as pollsters predict, on May 7.

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Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote

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Bate Felix and John Irish

France’s outgoing president, Francois Hollande, on Monday urged people to back centrist Emmanuel Macron in a vote to choose his successor next month and reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose place in the run-off represented a “risk” for France.

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

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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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Le Pen loses ground to Macron in French election race

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Leigh Thomas

French centrist Emmanuel Macron is set to come out on top in the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday as far right leader Marine Le Pen fell further behind him in an Elabe poll published on Friday.

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Macron urges French to get rid of old generation as race tightens

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Michel Rose

Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron urged French voters on Monday to turn the page on the last 20 years and bring a new generation to power, as he stepped up attacks against resurgent far-left and conservative rivals six days before voting day.

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French presidential race tightens further

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Adrian Croft and Elizabeth Pineau

Polls showed France’s presidential election campaign tightening further on Wednesday as financial markets fretted about the rising popularity of a far-left candidate who wants to put France’s European Union membership to a vote.

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France’s Macron clashes with Le Pen, polls sees him as having best programme

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Michel Rose and Ingrid Melander

Centrist Emmanuel Macron kept his position as favourite to win France’s presidential election after a televised debate on Tuesday night in which he clashed sharply with his main rival, Marine Le Pen, over Europe, just 19 days before the election.

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