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Terror attack thwarted in France: 'Campaign's final days under threat'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 19.04.17: Security is in the spotlight after authorities thwart a suspected terrorist attack just days ahead of elections. Business paper Les Echos commends candidates for not using the incident for political gains - with the exception of Marine Le Pen, who accuses prior administrations of being "soft" on terrorism. Meanwhile, François Fillon pokes fun at corruption allegations in an interview with Le Parisien, while La Croix takes him to task for ties to an anti-gay group.