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Is the extreme right on the rise in France?

By Mark Rodden

After they polled at 15 per cent in the first round of last weekend's cantonal elections, all eyes were on how the far-right National Front party would do in the second round on Sunday. In total, close to 400 National Front candidates made it through to the second round run off. One of those candidates was Pierre Antoine-Lebault, who stood for election in Sevran, a town in the northeastern suburbs of Paris.RFI got the opinions of voters in the area...

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