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French presidential election: Macron, Le Pen set for tight rematch

Firstpost | 09/04/2022 10:53 PM | Click to read full article

France on Saturday prepared for the first round of presidential elections projected to produce a run-off rematch between President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen that will be far tighter than their duel five years ago.

Polls predict that Macron will lead Le Pen by a handful of percentage points in round one, with the top two going through to a second round on 24 April.