Macron leads polls after French presidential candidates' debate

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Opinion surveys immediately after a marathon TV debate on Monday between the top five candidates campaigning for the French presidency found the most convincing participant was centrist Emmanuel Macron, who on Tuesday was boosted by support from both a junior minister in the socialist government and also an advisor to President François Hollande.

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There were no knockout blows in France’s first presidential TV debate but centrist Emmanuel Macron was judged the most convincing performer in a number of opinion polls following Monday night’s nearly three-and-a-half-hour long marathon, reports Euronews.