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Decision Time for France as Polls Show Macron’s Lead Holding

  • Presidential runoff pits anti-euro Le Pen against centrist
  • Macron leads by 24 percentage points as campaign ends
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AMP's Naeimi Says French Election Likely a Non-Event

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French voters face a stark choice in Sunday’s presidential election between joining the wave of populism that has swept across some rich democracies in the past year or an attempt to renew the governing principles that have guided their country for decades.

Marine Le Pen, 48, wants France to turn away from the European Union and its commercial partners to shelter behind trade barriers and immigration controls following the lead of British and U.S. voters in 2016.