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    Terror May Be Le Pen’s Best Friend

    Will La Republique turn á droite? Sunday’s French presidential election will be anything but traditional. Unpopular center-left François Hollande’s the first president since World War II not to seek re-election, but voters won’t simply choose between two dominant parties. An uncertain electorate could embrace far-right Marine Le Pen, who said a “monstrous ideology” had “declared war on our nation” after Thursday’s killing of a policeman on Paris’ Champs-Élysées. She and centrist Emmanuel Macron are favorites, meaning they’d compete in a May 7 runoff, but undecideds make forecasting seem futile.

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