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April 21, 2017 4:47 AM
How Champs Elysees attack could swing the French presidential election
Posted by Staff

With the motives of the Champs-Elysées gunman considered terror-related, the timing just three days before the first round of the french presidential elections and during a prime time TV "debate" between all 11 official candidates clearly suggests that extremists are seeking to influence the tone of the debate - and perhaps its outcome.

If that was the aim, it was a success, as two candidates - Marine Le Pen, the far-Right Front National leader, and conservative François Fillon - cancelled visits on Friday - the final day of the campaign. Facebook Fark Furl
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