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Foreigners Flock to NH to Back Bernie Sanders

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High school students Micaela Entivero of Argentina and Uyewqiao Jing of Malaysia were in New Hampshire to support Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. (John Gizzi/Newsmax)

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One of the little-known side stories of Sen. Bernie Sanders' candidacy for president is how much the self-styled socialist from Vermont is watched and admired by leftists in other countries.

Sanders closed his campaign in the New Hampshire primary with a no-punches-pulled recitation of his agenda before a wildly cheering, overflow crowd at the University of New Hampshire in Durham Monday.

Numerous Sanders fans from abroad were at the event, during which Sanders called for a cancellation of all student loans and vowed never to appoint a Supreme Court justice or judge at any level "who does not support Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.

He also promised to "increase the funding of Planned Parenthood."

"I came here just to see Bernie Sanders," Simon Lucas of Hamburg, Germany, told Newsmax, "and I admire him a lot."

In voicing enthusiasm for the senator, Lucas said he was particularly attracted to Sanders' platform.

"It's not that radical," he said. "In fact, it embodies a lot of things we have in Germany and other European countries — healthcare for all and free tuition at universities, for example."

Newsmax also spoke with two high school students who campaigned for Sanders.

Malaysian student Uyewqiao Jing said she came to campaign for Sanders because "Bernie is talking about the issues we should be talking about — human rights, medical care, and climate change."

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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