France. Far-right candidate Ludivine Daoudi withdraws from race after publication of photo of herself in Luftwaffe NCO cap

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The French far-right candidate has withdrawn from the election after an outcry over a photo of her wearing a Luftwaffe non-commissioned officer's cap with a swastika. Ludivine Daoudi's withdrawal from the race means voters in the Calvados constituency will have a choice in the second round between a candidate from the left-wing New Popular Front and a representative from the right-wing Republican party.

Ludivine Daoudi, the far-right National Assembly candidate for the Calvados constituency in northwestern Franceannounced on Tuesday that she would not run in the second round elections parliamentary elections scheduled for July 7.

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Her opponent in the same constituency, Emma Fourreau, candidate for the left-wing New Popular Front for France Insubordinate, posted on X on Monday a screenshot of a Facebook post from Daoudi's account in which she poses wearing a Luftwaffe non-commissioned officer's cap with a swastika.

Philippe Chapron of the National Assembly told local media that Daoudi “did not deny it” and explained that “she took some photos at an arms fair in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives a few years ago.”

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Ludivine Daoudi, candidate for the 1st constituency of Calvados in northwestern France, won almost 20 percent of the vote in the first round of early elections on Sunday.

Daoudi's departure from the race means that voters in the Calvados constituency will have a choice of two candidates in the second round: Fourreau, who came second, and Joel Bruneau of the right-wing party Republicans.

Main image source: CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON/PAP/EPA



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