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FILE - This combo of file photos shows at left, Socialist mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo announces her candidacy for the upcoming presidential election in France next year, Normandy, France, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, and at right, French far-right National Rally leader Marine Le Pen gives a press conference, at the National Assembly, in Paris, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Two politicians have formally declared their intentions to seek to become France’s first female president in next year’s spring election. National Rally’s Marine Le Pen and Paris’ Socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, both officially launched their campaigns Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in what were widely expected moves. (AP Photo/Michel Euler/Thibault Camus)

The Campaign That Will Go Down In French History

PARIS(AP) – On Sunday, the two French politicians take the podium to see who becomes France’s first female president.

National Rally candidate Marine Le Pen and Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo were a part of the list of candidates to centrist President Emmanuel Macron.

Hidalgo, mayor of the French capital since 2014 won the nomination for the Socialist Party. Her candidacy resides in the northwestern city of Rouen.

“I want all children in France to have the same opportunities I had,” says Hidalgo. Born from a Spanish immigrant family that fled their country to find freedom, she wants the best for those that have faced or are currently facing the same things her and her family encountered.

Le Pen, leader of the country’s far-right party, resides in the southern city of Frejus. During her campaign, she pledges to defend the “liberty” of the people and to be resilient for the “parts of France that have been Talibanized.” 

Macron has stated his reelection bid, making highly expected for the election to narrow down to Le Pen and Macron, similar to the 2017 Presidential Election.  

This year’s presidential election will be very different (but normal) from the other elections given that the country is currently affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and more

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