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Emmanuel Macron warned that his nationalist opponent, Marine Le Pen, risks starting a “civil war” in France with a ban on Muslim headscarves, while Le Pen sought to portray the president as an elitist in thrall to global finance.

In a televised debate before the final round of the presidential election on Sunday, Le Pen called Macron a “Mozart of Finance,” a moniker that has followed him since his days as an investment banker. She said his economic policies had been a disappointment and referred to herself as the “spokeswoman of the French people.”

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