Rural votes key for French elections

French farmers feel politicians should do more for them as the the economic conditions are forcing farms to shut down.

    The French Presidential elections are just two months and Nicolas Sarkozy is already trailing behind his main rival, the socialist candidate Francois Hollande.

    Both candidates know the rural vote will play an important role in the outcome of the election.

    But as there is a decline in French farming due to  deep economic pressures and high costs, many farmers feel often neglected by their politicians in Paris.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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