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Today's front pages: French election dominates

The Week takes a look at the stories grabbing the headlines in Monday's national newspapers

The results of the first round of the French presidential election, where mainstream parties were pushed out of the running, leads across the papers today.

The Daily Mail brands it the 'new French Revolution' to describe Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron's outsider status.

The Times also focus on Macron and Le Pen's anti-establishment credentials. The independent centrist and the Front National leader "humiliated" the French elite, says the paper.

The Guardian adds that the result "redraws the French political divide."

Macron's 20 point lead over Le Pen in the opinion polls is noted by The Financial Times.

The Telegraph breaks rank and leads with Jeremy Corbyn's interview on the Andrew Marr show yesterday, where the Labour leader refused to confirm whether he would ever use the UK's nuclear deterrent if he became prime minister.

The Daily Express declares a "New Foreign Aid Outrage", claiming the UK government is "paying terrorists."

The death of a Navy veteran at the hands of car thieves in Manchester makes the front page of the Metro this morning.

The i paper leads on former Labour leader Tony Blair telling voters to cast aside party allegiances and "vote against a hard Brexit."

The Daily Mirror goes with the theory that Madeleine McCann was "snatched for a rich family."

While north of the border, The Scotsman voices the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's warning that voters would pay a heavy price for voting Tory in the general election.

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