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Macron and Le Pen go head-to-head in French presidential debate

By Kim Willsher

20 Apr 2022 · 4 min read

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen went head-to-head in a live televised debate on Wednesday evening that could change the course of the presidential election this weekend.

The much-anticipated two-and-a-half hour exchange, screened on television, radio and online from 9pm local time, began civilly with a smiling Le Pen saying she would be the president of “respect and common sense”.

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