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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Our daily round up of news from the French presidential campaign trail. From Monday to Friday at 1:15 pm and 6:15 pm.

Latest update : 2017-04-20

To vote strategically or to not vote strategically?

With just three days to go before round one of the French presidential election, the race remains tight. Campaigning officially ends tomorrow at midnight. Meanwhile, candidates are throwing all their energy into the final stretch. Some voters are tempted to vote strategically. Known as the "vote utile", it's a controversial and divisive issue.

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2017-04-28 Marine Le Pen

France's wartime past takes centre stage in presidential campaign

Marine Le Pen comes under pressure after her party replaces its leader for the second time in three days. Jean-François Jalkh, who was apopointed on Tuesday, cast doubt over the...

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2017-04-28 French Presidential Elections 2017

National Front's new leader steps down over Holocaust remark

This Friday, France's far-right National Front announced it was replacing Jean-François Jalkh, the man named acting president of the party earlier this week. This comes after...

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2017-04-27 French Presidential Elections 2017

French high school students make their voices heard while Le Pen goes fishing

"Neither Macron, nor Le Pen" was one of the refrains chanted by high school students protesting around France this Thursday. It's a sentiment shared by a number of far-left...

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2017-04-27 French Presidential Elections 2017

#SansMoiLe7Mai: Voters debate whether to abstain in French run-off

We start off this episode of The Campaign Beat by looking back at yesterday’s heated events at the Whirlpool factory in northern France. What turned into a surprise duel between...

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2017-04-26 French Presidential Elections 2017

Macron and Le Pen battle it out to woo blue-collar workers

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have both met with workers from the Whirlpool factory in Amiens, in northern France, as they compete for working-class votes. The centrist...

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