French election: Far-right Le Pen closes in on Macron – BBC Newsnight

French election: Far-right Le Pen closes in on Macron – BBC Newsnight

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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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