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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 : 2017-05-01

Le Pen and Macron trade barbs amid May Day clashes

It's the final countdown to round two of the presidential election and the two candidates are scrambling to convince undecided voters. Choosing not to attend a traditional wreath-laying ceremony in honour of Joan of Arc, Marine Le Pen held a rally in the working-class suburb of Villepinte and accused her rival of being the "candidate of continuity." Emmanuel Macron, meanwhile, urged all democrats to back him on May 7. We finish by comparing the two candidates' proposals to tackle unemployment.

By Clément BONNEROT

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1970-01-01 THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

As campaign comes to a close, Le Pen and Macron keep an eye on abstention

On the last day of the campaign, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen visit cathedrals in Reims and Rodez. And all eyes are turned to those voters who might not show up at all come...

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1970-01-01 THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Final countdown to French Election Day!

It’s the final day of official campaigning in France before the crucial second round of the presidential election, and the last day of The Campaign Beat. Centrist Emmanuel Macron...

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1970-01-01 THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Macron confronted by union activists on campaign trail while Le Pen dodges eggs

Both Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have hit the campaign trail again after Wednesday's acrimonious TV debate. The centrist candidate visited a glassworks factory in the...

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1970-01-01 THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Macron deemed winner of feisty French presidential debate

Analysts say last night's presidential debate was one of the nastiest in French political history. According to a survey, a majority of people found Emmanuel Macron the most...

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1970-01-01 THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Le Pen and Macron face off in debate, four days before presidential run-off

Since its introduction in 1974, the French presidential debate before the second round run-off has always been the culmination of the campaign. As Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le...

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