In Meaux, disillusionment drove voters towards France’s resurgent far right

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By Layli Foroudi PARIS (Reuters) – Care worker Sandrine Marchal began voting for the far-right several years ago, frustrated by the constant struggle to make ends meet. On Sunday, her home town of Meaux, a conservative stronghold east of Paris, made the same political shift. Famous for its brie cheese, it was one of dozens of constituencies to fall to the Rassemblement National party of Marine Le Pen for the first time in a parliamentary election, as disaffected voters expressed their frustration toward President Emmanuel Macron. Le Pen’s party on Sunday won 89 seats, 10 times more than in 201…

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