France: Women Increasingly Supporting the Far-Right Ahead of Election

In France, women are increasingly supporting the far-right National Rally ahead of the 2024 EU elections. Marine Le Pen’s party has gained significant female support, with 33% of women voting for it compared to 30% of men, a sharp rise from previous years. The party's appeal to women is partly due to its stance on immigration and security, presenting itself as a defender of women's rights. This trend contrasts with other EU countries, where far-right support remains male-dominated. Feminist organizations in France are urging voters to oppose the far-right shift.

Compiled from: Hane Cokelaere & Victor Goury-Laffont, "French women voters swing sharply to far right", Politico, Jun. 21. 2024.