How to swing an election - France

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From the London Daily Mail:

Dramatic video captures French police shooting dead terrorist who killed officer and wounded two others just days before French election - as it's revealed he was released EARLY from 20 year sentence for trying to kill cops
A policeman was shot dead while two other officers were seriously injured by a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on the Champs Elysees in central Paris - just three days before the French presidential election.

The alleged ISIS gunman, identified as 39-year-old Karim C - who was jailed for 20 years for trying to kill officers in 2001 - parked his Audi and opened fire after police stopped at a red light on the world famous avenue.

French police said the attack was probably a 'terrorist act' and dramatic video footage captured the moment police shot at the assailant, who later died./p>

Police have now launched a desperate manhunt for a second suspect after heavily armed officers flooded the area in the heart of the French capital. 

France is holding its elections in a few days and one of the cantidates is Marine Le Pen - the conservative leader of the National Front. The New York Times wrote earlier today (before the terrorist attack):

Marine Le Pen Leads Far-Right Fight to Make France ‘More French’
Slipping in polls in the final days before the start of France’s presidential voting on Sunday, the far-right leader Marine Le Pen is rallying her base by hardening a line — already very hard — on her principal campaign theme: immigration.

At her party’s campaign rally Wednesday night in Marseille, a city where immigrants are omnipresent, Ms. Le Pen, the leader of the National Front, vowed to clamp down, expel, stamp out and restrict immigration, and to make France “more French.”

The tough talk was met with thunderous chants of “This is our home!” from a hall packed with 5,000 supporters waving French flags, many bused in from all over southern France.

I bet she gets a nice bump in the polls from this - it would be good if she wins. First England with Brexit and now France. A breath of fresh air.

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