The Born-Free generation, which came into the world after the end of Apartheid and comprise roughly half the country's population, is struggling to make a living.
Scores of various countries within the European Union differ markedly, with some of those of the former communist states in Eastern Europe bringing down the average.
By pandering to far-right discourse on immigration and Muslims, Macron masks the real issues facing France, which are based on economic inequality and racism.
Oxfam in its latest report says four out of every five dollars of wealth generated in 2017 ended up in the pockets of the richest one percent, and half of the poorest people in the world did not get anything.
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