Macron Needs the Young Muslim Vote to Get Reelected, and He Knows It

The French president recently staged a conference in Marseille aimed squarely at young French citizens of Arab origin. It was, some say, a recognition that Muslim voters are a key demographic that can help get him reelected in April

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Sheren Falah Saab
Sheren Falah Saab
Marseille, France
Sheren Falah Saab
Sheren Falah Saab
Marseille, France

MARSEILLE– “I want to be president of all the people of France, of all the people who are coping with the threat of nationalism,” Emmanuel Macron told a crowd of enthusiastic supporters in Paris a short time after he won the first round of voting in France’s 2017 presidential election. Two weeks later, at age 39, he was elected president of the republic. Yet, in spite of his promises to be the “president of all the French,” the deeds of his administration have fallen far short of his pledge.

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