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France's Fillon calls for election campaign to be suspended after Paris shooting
April 20, 2017 / 9:46 PM / in 8 months

France's Fillon calls for election campaign to be suspended after Paris shooting

PARIS (Reuters) - French conservative politician Francois Fillon, a candidate in France’s presidential election, said on Thursday that campaigning should be suspended following the shooting in Paris in which a police officer was killed, and two others were wounded.

Francois Fillon, member of the Republicans political party and 2017 French presidential election candidate of the French centre-right, attends the France 2 television special prime time political show, "15min to Convince" in Saint-Cloud, near Paris, France, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Martin Bureau/Pool

A first round of voting is scheduled to be held on Sunday in the election followed by a runoff vote on May 7 between the two leading candidates.

Reporting by John Irish; Writing By Richard Balmforth

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