Paris Mayor: overseas visitors should not be worried by rise of French far-right

A flotilla of boats cruises on the Seine River during a test for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games opening ceremony in Paris, France, June 17, 2024. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - Visitors from overseas travelling to Paris for next month's Olympic Games should not be worried by the rise of the French far-right National Rally (RN) party, now leading in polls for a parliamentary election, said the Paris Mayor on Wednesday.

"As the far-right is at the gates of power ahead of the Olympic Ganes, I want to tell our friends from abroad who are worried that Paris is a place where we will continue to breathe democracy," said Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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