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Navalny accuses Le Pen’s party in France of ‘corruption’, Putin links

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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Wednesday called on French voters to support President Emmanuel Macron in elections this weekend, accusing his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen’s party of links to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I certainly, without hesitation, urge the people of France┬áto vote for Emmanuel Macron on April 24,” Navalny said on Twitter, accusing Le Pen’s party of receiving a nine-million-euro loan from “Putin’s notorious money-laundering outfit”, the First Czech-Russian Bank.

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