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Video: On the streets with Marseille’s mayoral hopefuls

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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

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