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    Political Outsiders Face Off for French Presidency

    It’s a battle for Europe. Centrist Emmanuel Macron, whose pro-business bonafides and independent En Marche! party wooed pro-Europe voters, will go head-to-head with Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right anti-immigration National Front. Neither of France’s major parties has a candidate in the runoff for the first time in decades, but both have asked their voters to support Macron. Meanwhile, hundreds of young people clashed with police during demonstrations in central Paris after the vote. Macron is predicted to win the May 7 runoff.

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