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.
Recent polls suggest French President Emmanuel Macron is highly popular. His clever political mix appeals to both progressives and conservatives, even drawing approval from some right-wing National Front supporters.
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.
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