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In Pics: French Presidential Candidates Cast Their Votes

PARIS (AP) – Candidates in France’s presidential election have started to cast their votes. Hard-line right-winger Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, who rails against Europe, was the first of the 11 presidential candidates to vote Sunday morning in his constituency in the leafy

Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen Spends Election Day In Northern Strong Hold

French Voters Begin Casting Ballots in Presidential Election

PARIS (AP) – French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday in a tense first-round poll that’s seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. Over 60,000 polling stations opened at 0600 GMT for


The Four Main Contenders For the French Presidency

The first round of the French presidential election Sunday has become a four-way race in recent weeks as the main contenders have drawn closer to each other in the polls. In the early days of the campaign, the race looked


Le Pen and Macron Hold Lead In Narrowing First Round Polls

Anti-mass migration Front National leader Marine le Pen and independent candidate Emmanuel Macron continue to hold the lead positions for the first round of France’s presidential election which is rapidly becoming a four-way race.


French Election: More Undecided Voters than Ever Before

LA FERTÉ-SAINT-AUBIN (FRANCE) (AFP) – Having a flutter on the horses in his local bar, Eric Belouet picks his favourites without hesitation. But when it comes to France’s presidential election, he can’t make up his mind.


French Election: Fillon’s Fate Hinges on Paris Rally

France’s presidential campaign is facing a potential turning point as conservative candidate Francois Fillon, facing corruption charges, holds a rally that could determine whether he stays in the race.


Series of Defections Leaves Le Pen Rival Fillon a Lonely Figure

PARIS (AP) — The once promising presidential bid of French conservative Francois Fillon, already seriously hobbled by pending corruption charges, was coming unraveled Friday with the resignation of his campaign director and his campaign spokesman, adding momentum to a stream of defections and panicking his party.

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France Opens Full ‘Fake Jobs’ Inquiry Into Le Pen Rival Fillon

PARIS (AP) — The French financial prosecutor’s office decided Friday to open a judicial inquiry surrounding the allegedly fake parliamentary aide jobs that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gave to his wife and two of his children, pushing the case to a higher and riskier level for the man hoping to become the next president of France.

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Marine Le Pen Pledges to Abolish Same-Sex Marriage

As part of her 144 pledges to the French people, anti-mass migration Front National presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has said she will abandon gay marriages in favour of civil partnerships. Earlier this month after holding her campaign launch in Lyon,

Far-right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gestures as she speaks during a conference in Lyon, France, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump have given the French a "reason to vote" because it can result in real …