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French runoff vote will be referendum on globalisation- Le Pen campaign

PARIS, April 23 (Reuters) - French far right leader Marine Le Pen's campaign director David Rachline said the National Front candidate's qualification for the May 7 runoff vote turned the second round of France's presidential election into a referendum on globalisation.

National Front lawmaker Marion Marechal-Le Pen, said separately that her aunt's qualification was a "victory for patriots". (Reporting by Ingrid Melander, John Irish, Michel Rose; writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Andrew Callus)