France “black Sunday” as National Front party gains power

Marine Le Pen’s National Front party shocked French socialists yesterday with wins in local elections.

The indefatigable Marine Le Pen. http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21599773-marine-le-pens-success-should-serve-warning-political-elite-france-and-across

From itv.com:

French voters have dealt a severe blow to Francois Hollande’s Socialist government in local elections.

The anti-immigration far right, which claims that France’s large Muslim population is “Islamicising” the nation, made solid advances, fulfilling National Front promises to begin building a grass-roots base.

Socialist leaders conceded defeat in the final round of the voting seen as a referendum on unpopular President Hollande, who was expected to reshuffle the cabinet in an effort to give his government a boost.

Vive la France !

 

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