French Leftist Students attracted by Abstention

If France votes as expected for Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, it will have elected the youngest President in its history. The En Marche! candidate’s youthful appeal might be working for the some 62 per cent of the electorate – but it has not been enough to convince France’s traditionally left-wing students.

As campaigning drew to a close on Friday before Saturday’s complete shutdown on election activity, final polls suggest Marine Le Pen has failed to make a dent in the commanding 20-point poll lead enjoyed by Mr Macron since the first round vote.


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