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France's Fillon calls for election campaign to be suspended after Paris shooting
April 20, 2017 / 9:48 PM / 4 months ago

France's Fillon calls for election campaign to be suspended after Paris shooting

Francois Fillon, member of the Republicans political party and 2017 French presidential election candidate of the French centre-right, attends the France 2 television special prime time political show, "15min to Convince" in Saint-Cloud, near Paris, France, April 20, 2017.Martin Bureau/Pool

PARIS (Reuters) - French conservative politician Francois Fillon, a candidate in France's presidential election, said on Thursday that campaigning should be suspended following the shooting in Paris in which a police officer was killed, and two others were wounded.

A first round of voting is scheduled to be held on Sunday in the election followed by a runoff vote on May 7 between the two leading candidates.

Reporting by John Irish; Writing By Richard Balmforth

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