France’s disillusioned voters prepare to abstain

Presidential election could see record abstention rate with 37% of people saying they plan to abstain in first round, against 20% in 2012 vote.

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Growing up in Paris’s disadvantaged eastern suburbs, 22-year-old leftwing student Sabrina Robin has long felt abandoned by the political and business elite a few miles away in the city centre, reports the Financial Times.