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Dr Françoise Boucek, Paris attack puts security at the top of the agenda two days before French election


Thursday’s shooting on the Champs-Elysees boulevard in Paris has pushed security to the top of the political agenda and added more unpredictability to a close presidential race two days before French voters head to the polls. The attack, which killed one police officer, could influence voters who will cast their ballots Sunday, analysts say. “I definitely think that it’s Le Pen who might try to capitalize on it the most because her agenda is really about internal security, anti-terrorism and anti-Islamism. She’s going to capitalize on this and say, ‘Look, that's what I’ve been saying all along,’” Dr Françoise Boucek told ABC News.
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