What the French election reveals about the young

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Are the oldies saving French President Emmanuel Macron?

In stark contrast to Euroskeptic older voters pushing for Brexit in the U.K., it is the more elderly contingent in France who seem to have rallied behind the liberal pro-EU incumbent, while many younger voters backed radical left-winger Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Marine Le Pen on the far right.

The fact that Le Pen has, in the past, openly campaigned for the idea of France leaving the European Union and Mélenchon never hid his Euroskeptic leanings begs the question whether France’s youth has lost trust in the European project. A closer

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