Far-right leader and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen speaks during a meeting in Marseille, southern France. France goes to the first stage of presidential polls on Sunday, with the decisive vote scheduled for May 7. Photo: AP

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Far-right leader and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen speaks during a meeting in Marseille, southern France. France goes to the first stage of presidential polls on Sunday, with the decisive vote scheduled for May 7. Photo: AP
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