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French security forces fully mobilised to protect elections after Paris shooting

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Published: 10:01 GMT, Apr 21, 2017 |
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France has fully mobilised its security forces, including elite units, to ensure citizens’ protection during the forthcoming presidential election following Thursday (April 20) night’s shooting in central Paris, Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday (April 21).

Speaking after an emergency meeting of top security officials, Cazeneuve said all elite units were on top alert for the election to back up the 50,000 police already earmarked for special election duty.

The first round in France’s two-stage election will be held on Sunday (April 23) with a second final round on May 7.