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French election: What the result could mean for the country’s economy

Macronomics is "in tune with what a modern European economy needs"—Le Pen is not

By George Magnus  

Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National ©NEWZULU/Franck CHAPOLARD/NEWZULU/PA Images

On Sunday, in front of a crowd of about 3,000 supporters in Lyon, Front National leader Marine Le Pen formally launched her “France First” presidential campaign. On the previous day in the same city, Emmanuelle Macron had held a rally in front of two-three times as many people. Formerly of the Socialist Party, Macron is now more closely identified with his own organisation En Marche!, having announced that he will run as an independent. These two look like…

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