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Latest update : 2017-03-27

French presidential election: What attracts young voters to the far right?

The first round of France's presidential election is less than a month away and one thing seems clear: far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen is set to reach the second round run-off. Among her supporters, perhaps surprisingly, are young people. According to one poll, 25 percent of French people aged 18 to 30 say they plan to vote for Le Pen. Who are these youngsters and what are the reasons for their choice? FRANCE 24's team reports.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Josh Vardey and Aline Schmidt.

By Fanny ALLARD , Josh VARDEY

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Jim SHIELDS

Political scientist, author of "The Extreme Right in France: From Pétain to Le Pen"

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2017-12-11 Americas

USA: Voters speak out ahead of high-stakes Alabama Senate race

On Tuesday December 12, an election for a US Senate seat will take place in the state of Alabama. Despite credible claims of sexual misconduct from at least a dozen accusers, the...

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2017-12-08 Senegal

Marine pollution around Dakar reaches critical levels

In Senegal, despite the country's hundreds of kilometers of coastline, a recent report on marine pollution is likely to put you off going for a swim. The ocean around the Dakar...

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2017-12-07 Tunisia

Franco-Tunisian leads efforts to combat desertification

Like many other countries, Tunisia is faced with increasing desertification. Yet public awareness remains limited. Sarah Toumi is a young Franco-Tunisian who's been on Emmanuel...

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2017-12-06 sex abuse

Miami's camp for convicted sex offenders

In Miami, a local law prohibits convicted sex offenders of living within 800 metres of anywhere where children congregate, such as schools, libraries and parks. As construction...

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2017-12-05 mental health

Mental health deteriorates for isolated refugees

Endless waiting, harsh living conditions, and dreadful weather: This is the situation for asylum seekers currently stuck on Greek islands and many of them say they're actually...

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