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A gunman reportedly opened fire on police officers on the Champs Elysées, near the Franklin D. Roosevelt subway station. One police officer killed, another wounded. Assailant reported dead.
by Bernard on Thu Apr 20th, 2017 at 07:40:47 PM EST
Will this have any impact on the election?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Apr 21st, 2017 at 03:33:15 PM EST
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If it favours anyone, it favours Le Pen.
But her electors are already highly motivated, and those that will vote on an "anti-Arab" agenda have made up their minds long since.

There can be perverse side-effects: some eejit with an Insoumis logo twitted that it was obviously staged by "le pouvoir" to favour their candidate (Macron I suppose). Which is obvious rubbish.

On the other hand, I did wonder about the terrorist group busted in Marseille. That would be classic tactics : you've been keeping an eye on them, and you reel them in before the election. However, Mathias Fekl, the Minister of the Interior, is a Hamon supporter...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Apr 21st, 2017 at 04:34:57 PM EST
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On the other hand, there are the capitalist terrorists (option traders) that attacked that German football team. Shouldn't that help Mélenchon?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Apr 21st, 2017 at 06:00:43 PM EST
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