Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The River Seine, the lifeblood of the French capital

Read more

FOCUS

Remote learning brings hope to Brazil’s rural poor

Read more

ENCORE!

'The Little Prince', from the book to the screen

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Indian execution like a 'Hollywood courtroom drama'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

A new player in Syria's war

Read more

FOCUS

Bangladesh: Secular bloggers live in fear after spate of killings

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Calais migrant crisis: Risking death for a better life

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Former Top Gear host given second chance by Amazon

Read more

THE DEBATE

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

Read more

France

Video: On the streets with Marseille’s mayoral hopefuls

© Photo: screengrab

Video by Luke BROWN , Clovis CASALI , Khalil BECHIR

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-03-29

France heads to the polls Sunday for the second round of nationwide local elections, with communities from the smallest hamlets to the biggest cities set to vote for mayor and city council.

One of the biggest prizes up for grabs is France’s second city, Marseille. Here, as with elsewhere across the country, the far-right National Front party enjoyed a strong showing in the first round, with their candidate, Stéphane Ravier, scoring 23.2 percent of the vote.

That was good enough for a second-place finish for Ravier, ahead of the candidate for François Hollande’s Socialist Party, Patrick Mennucci, with 20.8 percent. Both were behind incumbent Jean-Claude Gaudin of the centre-right UMP, who scored 37.6 percent.

On the eve of the pivotal second round, FRANCE 24 joined the candidates for some last-ditch campaigning on the streets of Marseille in a final bid to win over the city’s voters.

Date created : 2014-03-29

  • FRANCE

    Hometown victory for FN candidate a long time coming

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Avignon arts festival to move if far-right takes town vote

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    France’s ‘Republican Front’ in tatters as FN surges

    Read more

COMMENT(S)