Politicians battle for votes in France

Candidates take campaign trail to northern areas that have borne brunt of country's economic problems.

    Contenders for the French presidency are competing for support in the country's north where the economic crisis has hit hardest.
    Marine Le Pen, the National Front leader, is trying to win new supporters there with her emphasis on jobs and industry.
    But polls show she has already been overtaken by the leader of the Leftist Alliance.  

    Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Northern France.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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