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Pressure builds ahead of French polls as Macron goes on attack

Candidates slug it out in run-up to April 23, and absence of clear front-runner spells unprecedented uncertainty
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 05:50

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Ms Le Pen and Mr Macron (above) remain in the lead, with first-round support of 24 per cent and 23 per cent respectively, according to Bloomberg's composite poll of voting intention.

Paris

FRANCE'S presidential candidates hurled insults at one another as tightening polls and the absence of a clear front-runner began to weigh on the campaign.

With the pressure building less than two weeks before the first round, independent Emmanuel Macron became the latest

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