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France votes: Macron uses high-tech door-to-door campaigning

© Eric Feferberg, POOL, AFP | Macron (second left) meets potential supporters while on the campaign trail, on April 12, 2017

Video by Claire WILLIAMS , KARINA CHABOUR

Text by Claire WILLIAMS

Latest update : 2017-04-19

Sporting fixed smiles and armed with flyers, campaigners for centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron are out in force in Paris… using high-tech technology.

But rather than knocking on doors arbitrarily, the ‘En Marche!’ (Forward!) movement has gone high-tech. They are using voter data to pinpoint which neighbourhoods to target.

Our reporters followed a group in the northern 11th arrondissement (neighbourhood) in Paris as they try to convince key undecided voters.

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Date created : 2017-04-19

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