Marine Le Pen ‘backed by French armed police over terror fears’, poll claims

A majority (51 per cent) of the gendarmerie, a military wing of the French police force, say they are voting for the Front National leader - more than double the number backing her nearest challenger Emmanuel Macron.

An Ifop poll said just 16.5 per cent of the 100,000 strong police unit are voting for Mr Macron, with scandal-hit Francois Fillon amassing a pitiful 14 per cent of the vote.

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