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March 22, 2014 11:01 pm

Big Gains Expected for Far Right in Local French Elections

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Yahoo – France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of local elections set to represent a landmark for women in politics and, possibly, the far-right National Front.

The first nationwide vote since Francois Hollande’s 2012 election as president takes place with the ruling Socialists battling record unpopularity and the main opposition UMP party grappling with scandals embroiling former president Nicolas Sarkozy.

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  • Eric R.

    At this point, the FN cannot be worse than the Socialists or Communists when it comes to hating Jews and Israel.

    And it is not “far right” – the FN believes in French, big government “dirigiste” just like all the other French parties. They are not believers in free trade, free markets and smaller government. Therefore, they are not on the right.

    The notion of ultranationalist parties being “far right” is a bastardization of the political definition of “right” made by the leftists who dominate media and academia in order to discredit conservative opponents. It is and out and out lie.

    The FN are just leftists with ultranationalist attitudes.