No winner on the night – that was the verdict by most viewers following a televised debate between France’s five leading presidential candidates.
That is not to say tempers didn’t flare at times – but for the 40 percent of undecided voters, there was little to help them choose.
One of the most heated exchanges involved the two front runners. Far right Marine Le Pen said France should oppose multiculturalism when the issue of the full-body “burkini” swimsuit worn by some Muslim women arose. It’s a issue which created weeks of controversy in France last summer.
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