French Universities are emailing students telling them to vote against Marine Le Pen.
This comes after polling shows Le Pen is the most popular candidate among millennials aged 18-34.
According to a report released by polling organization Odoxa on Dec. 16, the National Front is the political party with the most support among French people aged 18-34.
Universities across France have begun emailing all of their students as well as University staff, telling them not to vote for Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s decisive second round, which will decide who becomes the country’s next President.
Christian Roblédo, President of the University of Angers in Western France, said in an email to students:
If as a citizen I can not bring myself to live in a society where the extreme right is in power, as university president it is my duty to denounce the harmful ideology that it conveys (withdrawal into oneself, Intolerance, fear of the other, refusal of differences) and which reason as so many threats on what constitutes the very essence of higher education and research in France, namely values of humanism, openness, Pluralism and freedom of expression.
Already in 2002, we were placed before such a choice. At the time, a Republican front had come together to make the National Front score as low as possible. In 2017, it is to beat him, and will not be beaten by abstaining or voting white. So we have to vote massively so that his candidate does not win the presidential election.