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Macron Seals Centrist Pact, Boosting French Presidential Campaign

  • Bayrou says French moderates must unite in critical situation
  • Macron is in a three-way race with Republican Fillon, Le Pen
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Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron agreed to an alliance with his centrist rival Francois Bayrou, boosting his run for president of France after a difficult week.

Macron told Agence France-Presse that he’s accepted Bayrou’s offer of a deal to avoid splitting the moderate vote in April’s first round ballot.