French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon takes part in a special political TV show entitled '15mn to convince' at the studios of French television channel France 2 in Saint-Cloud, west of Paris, on April 20, 2017, a few days ahead of the first round of the presidential election.

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French presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon takes part in a special political TV show entitled ’15mn to convince’ at the studios of French television channel France 2 in Saint-Cloud, west of Paris, on April 20, 2017, a few days ahead of the first round of the presidential election.

French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon on Thursday evening said he was cancelling a planned election campaign outing on Friday after a shooting in Paris which killed a policeman.

The circumstances of the shooting, in which an assailant was also killed, were not immediately clear.

Voters are set to head to the polls on Sunday in the first round of a two part election, and campaigning by the 11 candidates in the running was due to be wrapped up on Friday.

Fillon had been scheduled to go to the French Alps for a campaign event but told France 2 television he would not go.

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