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John Oliver Walks Us Through the Upcoming French Presidential Election

21 April 2017, 02:54 | Terri Saunders

Francois Molins

Francois Molins

"But I think our partners will want us to stay because without France, there is no Europe".

She also greatly highlighted the role of France's Armenian community, despite the fact that "she doesn't like the term community".

The top two will advance to a run-off vote on May 7.

French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has had a phone call with former U.S. President Barack Obama. He said he believed in an "independent France orientated towards peace". "The security forces are mobilized everywhere across France to ensure the security of French people and to ensure the presidential campaign goes smoothly", he said.

"Emmanuel Macron warmly thanked Barack Obama for his friendly call", Macron's party "En Marche!" said in a statement.

While analysts have long held that the presidential election would require a second round of voting, predicting which two candidates will emerge for the winner-take-all ballot is becoming increasingly hard.

The 11 candidates standing for the French presidency are taking part in the final set-piece televised encounter of the campaign.

(AP Photo/Michel Euler). Far-right leader and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen gestures as she speaks during a meeting in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

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Molins said Merabet had in recent days tried to send a video to the Islamic State group to claim "allegiance or responsibility" for a potential attack.

Fillon, 63, an ex-prime minister whose campaign was derailed by an embezzlement inquiry targeting him, his wife and two of his children, got last-minute public endorsements from ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and ex-prime minister Alain Juppe - two men he beat to win the presidential ticket of his party, the Republicans.

"The main candidates were warned in the middle of the last week that there was a risk and that two individuals had been identified".

The theft Tuesday night near Lille airport in northern France is being investigated.

The election race for a successor to the deeply unpopular Francois Hollande has become increasingly tense as the gap between the leading candidates shrinks.

"These two radicalised men. intended to commit in the very short-term - by that I mean in the coming days - an attack on French soil", The Guardian quoted Fekl as saying.

A French presidential campaign that's been filled with unprecedented twists and turns still has surprises in store heading into Sunday's first-round vote. The top two candidates will meet in a runoff on May 7.

The poll, conducted by market research firm Harris Interactive for the French national broadcaster, estimates that Macron and Le Pen will lead in the first round of votes on Sunday, winning 25 and 22 percent respectively. Do voters judge a book by its cover?



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