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The Marine Le Pen vote overseas: "A form of rejection of JL Mélenchon's voting instructions"

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Unbowed party (La France Insoumise/LFI) presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon and far-right party Rassemblement National (RN) presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on April 10, 2022. © AFP/Ludovic Marin

By: Stéphane Geneste Follow

The candidate of the National Rally came first in the second round of the presidential election, in the West Indies, Reunion, Guyana, Mayotte and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.

Scores much higher than nationally.

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How to explain the good scores of Marine Le Pen in the second round in the overseas territories, historically hostile to the far right, knowing that in the first round, they had overwhelmingly chosen Jean-Luc Mélenchon?

The analysis of Christiane Rafidinarivo, political scientist and guest researcher at Cevipof Sciences Po.

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  • Presidential France 2022

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  • Jean-Luc Melenchon

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