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French President Macron Faces Critics Who Call Him 'Killer'

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron

Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

Paris (AP) -- France’s presidential campaign officially kicked off Monday – just 13 days before voting begins – with incumbent President Emmanuel Macron dressing down a far-right rival over unusually violent rhetoric from his supporters.

While polls suggest Macron is the front-runner ahead of the two-round election April 10 and 24, many voters remain undecided about whether to vote and for whom to vote, so the outcome remains uncertain. Macron, 44, is a centrist former investment banker who has shifted toward the right on some issues in the face of mounting pressure from conservative and far-right challengers.