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Potential impact of the French presidential election on the euro and stocks

Colin Cieszynski takes a look ahead to the first round of French presidential voting on Sunday 23 April, with four candidates still in the race for two second-round spots.

This vote is next in a series of key elections this year that could determine the fate of the EU and eurozone, measuring the popularity of Eurosceptic and populist forces. Because of this, election speculation could have a significant impact on trading in euro pairs and continental stocks. 

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