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Is There a Cure for France's Economic Maladies?

May 2, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
Is There a Cure for France's Economic Maladies?
When French voters go to the polls May 7, they will choose between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron to become president. Whoever wins will inherit an economy beset by unemployment and low growth.
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The next French president will inherit an economy mired in debt, saddled with high unemployment and lukewarm growth, and unable to effectively outcompete its European peers. Whether voters choose Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen in the May 7 presidential runoff, if the winner does not carry parliament in elections...

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