French election: Far-right Le Pen closes in on Macron – BBC Newsnight
French election: Far-right Le Pen closes in on Macron – BBC Newsnight – Latest News Today
President Macron’s lead in the polls has shrunk as Sunday’s first-round of voting approaches. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
Voters in France go to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election.
Emmanuel Macron is aiming to win a second term, but polls suggest a Marine Le Pen victory is within the margin of error.
Another far-right candidate Eric Zemmour is said to have given Le Pen a boost.
Le Pen has won over some traditional right-wing voters who once saw her as too extreme, and her party tainted with the toxic attitudes of its past.
Newsnight’s David Grossman reports from Marseilles.
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