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French election: The despair of voters

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French election: The despair of voters

<p>As the French head to the polls in the presidential election, the mood at a morning market in Lyon was was not one of excitement.</p> <p>Instead, voters expressed despair over the choice facing France and uncertainty over the country’s future. </p> <p>One man said: “What am I waiting for? That the next one will do better then the previous one? That will be easy, since he didn’t do anything, anything at all. </p> <p>“I didn’t want to vote, but I will go”. </p> <p>A female shopper added: “It’s the first time that I’ve been undecided about an election…it’s really difficult to choose today”. </p> <p>A farmer setting up his stall had little hope.</p> <p>“I don’t know if anyone can do anything,” he said.</p> <p>“Everything has to be rebuilt. At a European level, we, the farmers, we depend so much on them, that we don’t have our destiny in our hands anymore.”</p> <p>A fellow producer added: “We hope it will get better, a little better, and those who work are paid fairly.”</p> <p>One woman said she might vote out of spite: “I don’t know if we can wait for something or not.</p> <p>“I have the impression that whoever will be the president it won’t change much.</p> <p>“So my choice is going to be difficult this afternoon and unfortunately this may be a vote out of spite “.</p> <p>According to the last polls, more than a quarter of voters were still undecided about who to support.</p> <p>It means the first round of the French presidential election is more uncertain than ever.</p>