The individuals of France started to go to the polls to elect their President.
Whereas 12 candidates compete in the primary spherical of the elections, 4 million of the voters are Muslims.
This raises questions on who Muslims will vote for.
Present President Emmanuel Macron, far-right Marine Le Pen, anti-immigrant far-right Eric Zemmour and left-wing Jean-Luc Melenchon are listed as candidates.
Proper-wing extremists are anti-immigrant and Islamophobic.
The Islamophobic campaigns and guarantees of far-right politicians in the nation have turn out to be some of the broadly used rhetoric in the final elections. In keeping with the analysis carried out by the French survey firm IFOP as of 2016, the variety of Muslims in the nation has reached 4 million. It stays as one of many unknowns who Muslims will vote for in the elections.
The race is between Macron and Le Pen
French media introduced that the election race is predicted to be between the present President Emmanuel Macron and the right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen. Nonetheless, it’s nearly sure that Macron will win the election. Though Macron adopted a ‘centrist’ coverage, his rhetoric towards minorities and Muslims drew criticism throughout his tenure. Different candidates following Macron are the far-right Le Pen and Zemmour. As a matter of truth, the election guarantees of those candidates primarily goal Muslims.
Leftist candidate Melenchon is in third place.
Le Pen just lately said that she plans to broaden the scarf ban and impose fines on headscarves. Zemmour, alternatively, took the stage as a candidate who turned widespread with racist rhetoric and promised to deport immigrants. The candidate, who is predicted to come back in third place after Le Pen in the elections, is seen as leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon.
Who will Muslims vote for?
Who would be the candidate most popular by Muslims in France, the place excessive right-wing and anti-Islamic political discourses have turn out to be intense political propaganda? Within the analysis carried out in the educational journal Le Pensee, it’s said that 80 % of Muslims voted for left-wing parties and candidates in the earlier elections.
In keeping with the French media, Melenchon appears to be another choice for Muslims in the political enviornment, the place racist and Islamophobic rhetoric has gained reputation.
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