A woman walks past new official posters for the candidates in the 2017 French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron (L), head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and Marine Le Pen (R) of French National Front (FN) political party, in Nice, France, on May 2, 2017. Photo: Reuters

ECB buys more French bonds to keep markets calm as presidential poll in France is five days out

ECB also buys Italian bonds with an eye on elections due in 2018

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A woman walks past new official posters for the candidates in the 2017 French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron (L), head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and Marine Le Pen (R) of French National Front (FN) political party, in Nice, France, on May 2, 2017. Photo: Reuters
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