Seven twists in France's rollercoaster election

Seven twists in France's rollercoaster electionThe first round of France’s presidential election came after a rollercoaster campaign with multiple twists and turns. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen emerged as the two leading candidates set to contest a May 7 run-off vote, according to initial projections. The first came in November when 63-year-old former premier Francois Fillon pulled off a come-from-behind victory in the right-wing primary, defying pollsters who had for months predicted a win for Alain Juppe, 71.

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