Campaigning Macron pledges shift to Green policies if re-elected

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Eyeing a Green and leftwing electorate wose candidates were eliminated in the first round of voting in France's presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron, seeking re-election in a final round against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen next weekend, on Saturday pledged that, if re-elected, he will make France 'the first major nation to abandon gas, oil and coal' and increase investment in renewable energies. 

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French President Emmanuel Macron promised to put the environmental at the heart of his government if he is re-elected next weekend, in a speech in southern France on Saturday designed to appeal to young and green-minded voters, reports FRANCE 24.