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Polls open in France's presidential election


<p>Voting stations 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. </p> <p>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. </p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong><em>Reuters</em></strong></p>
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