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Polls open in what is seen as France's most important election in decades

Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 00:55

Voting stations have opened in France for the second round of the presidential election. Voters have the choice of electing Marine Le Pen, or Emmanuel Macron as their leader. Rough cut. No reporter narration.

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Voting stations have opened in France on Sunday (May 7) for the second round of the presidential election, with opinion polls indicating Emmanuel Macron was likely to beat Marine Le Pen. Macron wants to deregulate the economy and deepen European Union integration, in contrast to the anti-EU and anti-immigration National Front candidate Le Pen. Forecasts proved to be accurate for the presidential election's first round last month and financial markets have risen in response to Macron's widening lead after a bitter television debate earlier in the week.

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Polls open in what is seen as France's most important election in decades

Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 00:55