The law-and-order bandwagon dominating France's regional elections


Law and order has become the major issue in campaigning by rightwing candidates in France’s regional council elections to be held in June, in which “security” is the watchword on posters, in soundbites and at public meetings. In fact, regional councils have no authority over policing policies, which is the responsibility of the state. Ilyes Ramdani reports.

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As campaigning for France’s regional council elections heats up, party candidates across the country have joined an increasingly crowded bandwagon on the issue of “sécurité” – in sum, fighting crime and ensuring law and order.