Racial and religious tensions in the French presidential race | app

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PARIS (AP) — From attacks on “awakening” to crackdowns on mosques, France’s presidential campaign has been particularly difficult for immigrant and religious minority voters, as rhetoric describing them as “the other has gained traction in much of French society.

French voters go to the polls on Sunday in a run-off poll between centrist incumbent Emmanuel Macron and nationalist rival Marine Le Pen, concluding a campaign that experts have seen as unusually dominated by discriminatory rhetoric and proposals targeting immigration and Islam.

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