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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
France Votes: Nationalism v. Globalism on the Ballot
by Stephen Lendman
On May 7, France votes under draconian/militarized state of emergency conditions, imposed after the November 2015 Charlie Hebdo/kosher market false flag attacks.
According to French interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet, "more than 50,000 policemen, gendarmes will be deployed" nationwide for Sunday's vote.
Operation Sentinel soldiers are involved to "ensure security around polling stations, (deployed) to intervene immediately in case of any incident."
France is highly polarized. A German-based Bertelsmann Foundation poll found 20% of voters are ideologically far-right (14%) or far-left (6%).
Over a third call themselves centrists. French polls show Emmanuel Macron leading Marine Le Pen by a wide margin, expected to become France's next president.
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