French Socialist candidate livid as ex-PM Valls defects to Macron

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Michel Rose and Sudip Kar-Gupta

Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday he would vote for Emmanuel Macron in France’s presidential election, becoming the biggest Socialist Party name to turn his back on its official candidate and support the centrist instead.

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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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Thatcher admirer Fillon wins French Conservative presidential ticket

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Ingrid Melander and Michel Rose

Hardline reformist Francois Fillon scored a resounding win in France’s conservative primaries on Sunday, making him favourite to win a presidential election five months from now against the popular far-right and a deeply divided left.

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