Past Features

May 27, 2012

Europe's 'political earthquake':
Far right win in France shakes established parties
France's anti-immigration National Front party secured a historic win last night in European parliamentary elections. The FN now hopes to create a European alliance with other far-right parties.

Marine Le Pen
Christian Science Monitor -- May 26, 2014   
    France's far right, anti-immigration National Front party nabbed a historic win last night in the European elections, with hopes now set on dissolving the National Assembly and creating an alliance with Eurosceptics. France's ruling Socialist Party is calling it a “political earthquake.”
    Shortly after exit poll results were announced, National Front (FN) party leader Marine Le Pen was already claiming victory. With preliminary estimates giving the FN a steady lead of 25 percent over the center-right UMP's 20.6 percent and the Socialist Party's 14.2 percent, Ms. Le Pen said the French people had spoken loud and clear.
    “[Our people] want politics by the French, for the French, and with the French. They don't want to be led anymore from outside, to submit to laws,” Le Pen said from her party's headquarters in Paris's western suburb of Nanterre.
    “We must build another Europe, a free Europe of sovereign nations and one in which cooperation is freely decided. Tonight is a massive rejection of the European Union,” she said, calling on President François Hollande to dissolve the National Assembly.....
ABP Comment: With the exception of the BBC Europe has a free press. We do not. American Border Patrol speaks the truth about the border. We are popular in Europe. We are unknown in the US. -- Who is it that can do this?....