French election rivals Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are dealing with a popularity drawback, forward of the nation’s decisive presidential vote.
Vibrant slurs are scrawled in every single place on posters of the candidates: “fascist” or “soiled liberal”; “racist” v “elitist” on billboards for Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron.
The candidates are proposing two very completely different futures for France, at dwelling and overseas.
Voters will select on Sunday between Ms Le Pen, the top of Rassemblement Nationwide (Nationwide Rally), and incumbent Emmanuel Macron, who leads centrist motion La République En Marche (Republic on the transfer).
The BBC’s Europe editor Katya Adler experiences.
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