Everything you need to know about the French election

Everything you need to know about the French election

Surveys suggest that almost a quarter of voters are still undecided and until now, the French have been more concerned about jobs and the economy than terrorism. Le Pen moved quickly to present herself as the strongest defender against Islamist extremists. "This war against us is ceaseless and merciless", said Le Pen in an address, lambasting the "monstrous totalitarian ideology" behind the attack.

Richard Quest: Strong win could give May 'wiggle room' on Brexit

MPs, the PM said , have a window of opportunity to hold a general election before negotiations with the European Union begin. "I believe in campaigns where politicians actually get out and about and meet the voters", she said. "It was with reluctance that I decided the country needs this election, but it is with strong conviction that I say it is necessary to secure the strong and stable leadership the country needs to see us through Brexit and beyond", she said.

May's Conservatives hold 19 point lead in Opinium UK election poll

Under current legislation, parliaments have to sit for five years before new elections take place. The election is the fourth major vote in four years, after last June's European Union referendum, the 2015 general election, and the 2014 Scottish independence vote.

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Tillerson said , "We need to attempt to put an end to this steady degradation, which is doing nothing to restore the trust between our two countries or to make progress on the issues of the greatest importance to both of us". The six casualties caused by the bombing were minuscule compared to the 80 or more deaths that Syrian President Bashar Al-assad ordered against his own people.

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NYC is soft on crime-sanctuary city equals soft on crime. See how that feels", de Blasio added. A spokesperson for the Department of Justice later clarified, saying "it is New York Cities policies that are soft on crime", CBS New York reports .