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French election's international impact could be key

Macron's anticipated victory would be a fillip to liberal politics in not just France but also globally.

The perceived failure of conventional politics created not just the "political window of opportunity" for Mr Macron to run, but also Ms Le Pen, with the often half-baked, damaging agendas she and other populist politicians often champion.


FRANCE holds its final round presidential election on Sunday with Emmanuel Macron the favourite to win against Marine Le Pen.  The standoff between the liberal centrist and his nationalist, far right opponent is being watched closely in large parts of Europe, but also globally...

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