(FILES) This file photo taken on April 27, 2016 in Paris shows Leader of French MoDem centrist party and Mayor of Pau Francois Bayrou posing during a photo session. / AFP / JOEL SAGET
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Francois Bayrou, a failed centrist candidate in three past French presidential elections, was set to announce Wednesday whether he will run or not in this year's tight race for the Elysee, a choice that could have an impact on the outcome.Opinion pollsters give Bayrou single figure percentages in the April 23 first round, and therefore only a tiny chance of winning.However, if he decides to stand, he could leach away votes from Emmanuel Macron, another centrist who is among the leaders, but whose campaign has lost momentum according to the polls.Greens party candidate Yannick Jadot, who is standing for the presidency himself and whom polls show picking up between 1 and 2 percent of the vote, is in talks with Hamon about an electoral pact under which Jadot would withdraw in Hamon's favour.
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