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French Election Boycott Brewing

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The French presidential run-off on 7 May will pit centrist Emmanuel Macron against far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

And some Twitter users who supported the nine other candidates in the race aren’t pleased with the choice they are now faced with, calling for a boycott of the second round of the election.

While thousands used the hashtag #SansMoiLe7Mai (Without me on 7 May) to express their unwillingness to vote, critics of the choice said it was an “unacceptable” one and referenced the recent US presidential election.

One of the popular images shared using the hashtag showed graffiti, that rhymes in French and reads: “Neither fatherland nor boss, neither Le Pen nor Macron”.

“This morning, we are asked to choose between the hatred of foreigners or hatred of the poor. Super, everything is fine,” one Twitter user said.

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