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This Dude Perfectly Explained Why He's Totally Fucking Sick Of The French Election

"Like this is 2017, you can’t be that stupid."

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On Monday this week, a worker's protest in Paris turned violent after anarchists and antifascists started throwing Molotov cocktails at police.

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BuzzFeed News covered the protest live. You can watch a video about it above.

Many of the young people at the march came out to protest not one, but both of France's presidential candidates. A 25-year-old Parisian named Gabriel jumped on BuzzFeed News' livestream and explained exactly what he thinks is wrong with the election.

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Just a note: A "liberal" in France refers to a candidate that supports lower taxes, fewer labor rules, and less state influence.

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On the left is Emmanuel Macron, centrist candidate and former investment banker. On right is Marine Le Pen, the far-right populist candidate.

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Benoît Hamon, candidate for France's Socialist party, came in fifth in the first round of the election, disqualifying him from the final round. Hamon is a member of the same party as the current French president, François Hollande. Now that Hamon and the far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon are no longer in the running, many young French people feel the same way as Gabriel and plan to abstain from voting again on May 7 out of protest.

CORRECTION

Benoît Hamon was the candidate for, but not the head of, the French Socialist party. A previous version of this article misstated that.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.

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