People in the French department of Aisne feel they've been left behind. The region suffers from high unemployment, and industry is on the decline. That’s drawing supporters to the far-right National Front.
As Front Nationale's Marine Le Pen is heading into a run-off election with independent candidate Emmanuel Macron, a town ruled by the right-wing party is in the limelight. Bernd Riegert reports from Henin-Beaumont.
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's round one victory was spared the public outrage that met her father's push through to the runoff in 2002. The National Front has gone mainstream.
The French village of Donzy normally chooses the winner in presidential elections. But this time around, even there people are struggling to gauge who will win the race, Lisa Louis reports.
President Francois Hollande's dismal approval ratings have plunged France's Socialists into crisis. Defeat in the upcoming election seems certain. Nevertheless, party supporters fight on. Doris Pundy reports from Lille.
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