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Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Sunday that France is not responsible for the 1942 "Vel d'Hiv" round-up in which more than 13,000 Jews were arrested to be deported to Nazi concentration camps.

Many voters, particularly on the left, remain uncertain of who they will vote for, pollsters say.Le Pen's plans to ditch the euro and hold a referendum on European Union membership have spooked many investors, who fear a "Frexit" after British voters opted a year ago to leave the EU.A second poll by Harris Interactive showed Macron on 24 percent, down two points in two weeks, just ahead of Le Pen on 23 percent, also down two points in two weeks.

Jean-Luc Melenchon of the French far left Parti de Gauche and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election delivers a speech during a political rally in Marseille, France, April 9, 2017.

Ahead of the first round on April 23, Macron and Le Pen both hold 23 percent of voting intentions, according to the poll - just four points ahead of their other two rivals in one of the most unpredictable French elections in decades. "When he names his team the Socialists will reappear and the loser will be France".

With National Front head Marine Le Pen and Macron leading the field, the race remains wide open, with material swings in support possible in the final days.

While Melenchon and Fillon gathered supporters, Macron and Le Pen were happy to spend time giving interviews. Macron - and Le Pen named the from the Journal Dimanche - are - but when the election were used today equally have lost soil somewhat and might get 23 percent.

As well as trying to present himself as a genuine alternative to the far-right and free-market candidates Fillon and Macron, Communist-backed leftwinger Jean-Luc Melenchon also pitched himself as the candidate for peace on Sunday. A self-described patriot, Le Pen hopes to extract France from the European Union and do away with France's membership in the shared euro currency. A third of the group were children. "I'm asking you to back me, because this is about what's best for France", Mr Fillon said. "I think in a general way, more generally actually, those responsible were those in power then, this is not France". She also is concerned on the threats posed by the immigrants.

"So, I want them to be proud of being French again", she said.

Le Pen in a recent debate said, "I consider that in this election our civilisation is at state".

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