Inflation tightens race between Macron and far-right Le Pen

PARIS — Far-right leader Marine Le Pen is harnessing public frustration over energy and food prices to get closer to French President Emmanuel Macron before voters head to the polls on Sunday, a sign of the way whose war in Ukraine affects European economics and politics. countryside.

In an attempt to assuage public discontent, Mr Macron ordered a cap on electricity and natural gas prices. It also instituted a fuel rebate and offered vouchers to low-income households to help them buy basic necessities.


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