FRENCH VOTERS FACE CHOICE BETWEEN HOPE AND FEAR IN RUNOFF FOR PRESIDENCY

CENTRIST MACRON AND FAR-RIGHT LE PEN OFFER STARKLY DIFFERENT VISIONS, BUT MACRON MAY WIN BECAUSE VOTERS FEAR THE ALTERNATIVE

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PARIS — Campaigns offering starkly contrasting choices began their pitch to French voters Monday in a runoff battle for the presidency between a candidate who has preached hope for a more open nation and another who has...

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