France's Fillon calls for election campaign to be suspended after Paris shooting

Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:43pm GMT

PARIS, April 20 (Reuters) - French conservative politician Francois Fillon, a candidate in France's presidential election, said on Thursday that campaigning should be suspended following the shooting in Paris in which a police officer was killed, and two others were wounded.

A first round of voting is scheduled to be held on Sunday in the election followed by a runoff vote on May 7 between the two leading candidates.

(Reporting by John Irish; Writing By Richard Balmforth)

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