Neofascists Doing Well in French Election

Greece, Hungary, Germany, etc are not the only countries who have a problem with the Far Right.

According to projections from Le Monde the National Front in France could obtain about 15% of seats.

In certain areas French neofascists have nearly taken half of the available vote, Reuters explains:

“(Reuters) – French far-right leader Marine Le Pen took a commanding lead in the first round of a legislative election on Sunday, raising the prospect of a seat in parliament for her anti-immigrant party as her arch-foe, firebrand leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon, bowed out.

National Front leader Le Pen won more than 42 percent of the vote in a working class town in northern France where she has established a base, tapping into unease over high unemployment and years of economic decline.

Before official results were announced, Le Pen said the result in Henin-Beaumont showed that her party remained a powerful political force in France after she placed third in a presidential election last May. “

How depressing.

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