France: Voter apathy high ahead of election

With 10 days to go until France begins voting for a new president, polls suggest voter turnout in the first round will be lower than ever before.

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    There are 10 days to go until France begins voting for a new president.

    But polls suggest voter turnout in the first round will be lower than ever before.

    Candidates with radical policies are hoping they will be able to shake voters out of their apathy.

    Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Roubaix, in northern France.


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