A Paris satellite town's unabashed shift to the far right

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is trying to detoxify her far-right Front National party's image and is picking up support in the processMantes-la-Ville (France) (AFP) – Emilie Fougerolles voted for the far left in 2012 and is “troubled by the racism” of France’s far-right National Front, but nevertheless she is seriously thinking of voting for its presidential candidate Marine Le Pen next year. Since then, residents are relieved that “nothing has changed in our daily lives,” Fougerolles said in the low-rise town some 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of the French capital.

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