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Cost of living takes centre stage ahead of French election as gas prices soar

By France24
15 March 2022   |   2:17 pm
We're less than one month away from the first round of a very unusual presidential election, shadowed by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. FRANCE 24 takes a look at one of voters' top priorities: the cost of living. We also report from the latest climate protests, where French citizens have called for more attention to the environmental crisis.

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