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Polls open in French presidential election

Incumbent Emmanuel Macron faces off with longtime rival Marine Le Pen The second round of France’s presidential election kicked off Sunday. Just like five years ago, voters are choosing between current President Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, the former longtime leader of the right-wing National Rally party, in a …

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Opinion | France elections 2022: Whoever wins, anti-Muslim persecution is the victor

Whether Macron or Le Pen ultimately emerges victorious, Islamophobic persecution is bound to intensify French President Emmanuel Macron and his challenger, Marine Le Pen, have qualified for the final round of the election, echoing their 2017 duel. French Muslims, many of whom had backed the defeated left-wing candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, …

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France’s Macron maintains poll lead after TV clash

French President Emmanuel Macron has maintained his lead over far-right challenger Marine Le Pen following a prickly television head-to-head debate, a poll showed on Thursday. With just three days to go before Sunday’s election run-off, the two were due back on the campaign trail – Macron in a Paris suburb …

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