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How the French presidential candidates stack up in the war against terror

Measure for Measure

By Ana Pouvreau & Mark Porter  

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron ©Pool/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

Terrorism is a key factor in Sunday’s final round of the French presidential election. How the T word is handled by centrist Emmanuel Macron and the National Front candidate Marine Le Pen could decide who next occupies the Elysée Palace. Both are offering radical solutions in the hope that they will counterbalance the other hitherto negative aspects of their electoral programmes.

The fact that neither belongs to the two parties who have ruled since 1958, and that Macron’s En Marche! party…

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