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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 : 2017-05-03

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 Pen gear up for their showdown, we look at what the viewers are expecting. We also look at the best punchlines of previous debates, from Valéry Giscard d'Estaing to François Hollande. And finally, a genealogist made some surprising findings when he researched the two candidates' family trees.

By Charles PELLEGRIN

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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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