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Macron Suspends Party's EU Election Campaign After Notre Dame Fire - Candidate

© SputnikNotre Dame Cathedral on Fire
Notre Dame Cathedral on Fire - Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The French presidential majority campaign for the upcoming European elections is suspended after a devastating fire in the iconic Notre Dame cathedral in the centre of Paris, a candidate on the electoral list Renaissance said Tuesday.

"We are experiencing a moment of profound sadness. List Renaissance is naturally joining this moment of national unity. We are suspending the campaign until further notice," Nathalie Loiseau, a candidate on the electoral list Renaissance said on Twitter.

The Stryga, the most famous chimera of Notre Dame Cathedral, overlooks the French capital, in Paris, France, January 14, 2016 - Sputnik International
French Prosecution: No Evidence of Arson in Notre Dame Cathedral Blaze
The remark comes after Monday's fire left the cathedral heavily damaged. French President Emmanuel Macron has described the incident as a "terrible tragedy" and promised to rebuild the 850-year-old cathedral.

The French heritage foundation has launched a fundraising campaign, while a number of foreign officials have offered condolences and support to France. People in Moscow and Washington have brought flowers to the French embassies in their respective cities.

READ MORE: WATCH Emmanuel Macron Enter Notre Dame Cathedral as it Burned

The European elections will take place on 23-26 May.

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