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French President Emmanuel Macron and his far-right challenger traded barbs on Monday as they began a final fortnight of campaigning ahead of a runoff vote set to be much closer than their 2017 contest.

After a first round of voting on Sunday, Macron came out on top with 27.85%, while far-right leader Marine Le Pen finished second at 23.15%, final results showed on Monday.

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