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'Project fear' vs 'fatal' plan: Le Pen, Macron clash on euro
May 3, 2017 / 9:07 PM / 7 months ago

'Project fear' vs 'fatal' plan: Le Pen, Macron clash on euro

PARIS (Reuters) - The two rivals in France’s presidential election clashed on Wednesday over the euro, with the far right’s Marine Le Pen accusing centrist Emmanuel Macron of brandishing “project fear” while he said her plans to ditch the currency would be fatal for the country.

A photo illustration shows a French voter's registration card near posters of the candidates in the 2017 French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, (L) and Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader (R), in Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon, France, May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Robert Pratta/Illustration

“The euro is the currency of bankers, not that of the people,” said Le Pen who wants to take France out of the euro and bring back the franc.

Labelling Le Pen “the high priestess of fear,” Macron said leaving the euro would be a “fatal” step.

Reporting by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Richard Balmforth

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