Recent scholarship has focused on the ascendance of populist radical right (RR) parties, overlooking other expressions of mainstream party disaffection and abandonment - especially on the radical left (RL). Using the case of France, this study examines the local contexts under which voters turn to the RL vs the RR and explores how the appeals of the Rassemblement National have changed in recent years in terms that may stimulate people in ‘left behind’ regions to vote for the radical left rather than the radical right.
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