FRANCE’S MACRON AP­PEARS SET FOR EL­Y­SEE IN RUNOFF WITH LE PEN

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4 Cen­trist Emmanuel Macron took a big step to­ward the French pres­i­dency on Sun­day by win­ning the first round of vot­ing and qual­i­fy­ing for the May 7 runoff alongside far­right leader Marine Le Pen. Though Macron, 39, is a com­par­a­tive po­lit­i­cal novice who has never held elected of­fice, new opin­ion polls on Sun­day had him eas­ily win­ning the fi­nal clash against the 48-year-old Le Pen. Sun­day’s out­come is a huge de­feat for the two cen­ter-right and cen­ter-left group­ings that have dom­i­nated French pol­i­tics for 60 years. Anti-fas­cists clash with po­lice forces as they demon­strate in Paris on Sun­day fol­low­ing the an­nounce­ment of the re­sults.

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