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Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for France’s 2017 presidential election, visits the International Agricultural Show in Paris on Feb. 28.

France’s disillusioned farmers turn to Le Pen

Anti-EU, anti-globalization rhetoric strikes a chord

France’s presidential pretenders are making mandatory campaign stops at the annual Paris farm fair as polls show farmers increasingly tempted by the far-right’s Marine Le Pen when they even bother to vote at all. Though only a fraction of the population still works in the farm sector, voters remain attached to the country’s agrarian roots,