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In France, The Presidential Race Heats Up

French far-right National Front head Marine Le Pen delivers a speech at a meeting of the EU's far-right Europe for Nations and Freedom bloc on June 17, 2016. (Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images)
French far-right National Front head Marine Le Pen delivers a speech at a meeting of the EU's far-right Europe for Nations and Freedom bloc on June 17, 2016. (Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Francois Hollande is the least popular French leader in modern times, but he suggested Thursday he will seek a second term next year. Former President Nicolas Sarkozy is already in the race.

He's seeking the nomination of the conservative party. And supporters of the National Front, the far right party in France, want leader Marine Le Pen to run.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse.

Guest

Gabriel Gatehouse, international investigations correspondent for BBC Newsnight. He tweets @ggatehouse.

This segment aired on September 9, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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