Macron urges strong turnout as far-right rises in pre-election polls

Emmanuel Macron, speaking less than a week before the first-round of France's presidential elections, has urged voters to turn out as a predicted high abstention rate threatens to accentuate a tightening gap in opinion polls between his once comfortable re-election bid and second-placed far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.  

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Emmanuel Macron has urged voters to turn out on Sunday for the first round of the French presidential election, stressing the importance of giving him a clear mandate, reports The Guardian.