Why the young voted for Marine Le Pen

January 1, 1970
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French commentator Anne-Elisabeth Moutet believes that young people voted for the hard-Right candidate Marine Le Pen as a “protest vote” against Emmanuel Macron’s leadership. It was for this reason, Moutet argued, that there was a “windshield wiper” voter from Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the first round to Le Pen in the second round. This was also driven by a rising cost of living — something that was especially acute in the French West Indies. Full comments below:


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