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Zemmour Tries to Refocus French Presidential Campaign With Visit to Paris Neighborhood

Eric Zemmour, right, in Paris on March 25. 
Eric Zemmour, right, in Paris on March 25. Photographer: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

French presidential hopeful Eric Zemmour, who’s trailing in the polls, toured a northeastern Parisian neighborhood blighted by drug addiction and homelessness live on TV on Friday in an effort to drag the campaign back to his favored turf of immigration and delinquency.

After a strong start at the end of last year, the former media pundit is polling fifth in the first round of the vote on April 10, behind incumbent Emmanuel Macron, nationalist Marine Le Pen, far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon and conservative candidate Valerie Pecresse.