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France Boosts Security for President Candidates on Terror Threat

  • Macron, Le Pen tied in polls ahead of April 23 election
  • Candidates not altering campaigns because of security threat

Security details protecting France’s presidential candidates were bolstered after intelligence services were said to have picked up on an imminent threat.

The Journal du Dimanche newspaper was first to report on the measures, which were confirmed to Bloomberg by the campaign teams for Marine Le Pen, from the National Front, and centrist Emmanuel Macron. A Le Pen aide described the threat as very "precise."