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French presidential race up for grabs days before vote

The election is the most unpredictable the country has seen in recent history

18th April, 2017
Supporters at a campaign rally for French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron Pic: Getty

“Everyone is petrified,” said Edouard Lecerf, head of the political department at polling firm Kantar Sofres. “The challenge for each of the four candidates is to seek new votes without alienating their base. French voters are like fish, like eels -- very slippery.”

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