The EU Observer
(via Big Peace
) says the National Front under Marine Le Pen has come out on top in the latest polls, such as for the EU elections:
France's National Front party has come out top in a poll on how French voters intend to cast their ballot in next year's EU elections.
A poll by Ifop for Le Nouvel Observateur, published Wednesday (9 October), found that 24 percent of those asked said they will vote for the anti-immigration, anti-Muslim National Front party.
The centre-right UMP managed 22 percent while the Socialists, political home to President Francois Hollande, comes third with 19 percent.
The newspaper remarks that the poll is "of course not a prediction. But it describes a new reality in French political life.
"The FN is changing in nature. Its place is not longer at the margins of the political game but at the centre."
The party won a record 18 percent of the vote in last year's presidential election, with its leader Marine Le Pen credited with bringing in previously unwooed parts of the electorate.
Almost one in five women and nearly 25 percent of 18-24 year olds voted for the party, new percentages for the FN.
The party campaigns for curbing immigration and exiting the euro. Le Pen has styled herself as protecting France against both the "European Soviet Union" and against Muslim immigration.
Geert Wilders is also mentioned as a leading force in Holland. If Le Pen plays her cards correctly, she should prove herself an important part in leadership, though she'll have to ponder why it's vital to get rid of antiquated laws in France that Muslims can exploit. It's also crucial to be united, because as Bruce Bawer reports
, it's possible that Marseille could become a Muslim-majority city. This is something that cannot be stood for, past, present or future.
Labels: Europe, France, immigration, islam, Netherlands, terrorism