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Macron likely to win face-off with Le Pen for French presidency

While polls indicate that he could well crush Ms Le Pen, he is unlikely to repeat the scale of Jacques Chirac's massive victory in 1992 against her father, Jean-Marie.

At 39 and the youngest-ever French presidential hopeful, Emmanuel Macron has been pioneering a new political movement, En Marche! ("Forward!"), which has gathered enough traction to propel him into pole position with far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's turbulent political arena.

FAR right National Front leader Marine Le Pen and independent, centrist Emmanuel Macron won through the first round French presidential election on Sunday after a remarkable contest.  The result is the first time in the country's modern history that neither of the parties of mainstream centre-...

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