Under Marine Le Pen, the Front National is starting to make gains
it didn't make under her repellent father:
France suffered a political earthquake today as the far-right National Front topped the polls in European elections with an unprecedented haul of one in every four votes cast, exit polls indicated.
Average results from five polling institutes pointed to the anti-immigration, anti-EU party led by Marine Le Pen taking 24-25% of the popular vote and around a third -- between 23 and 25 -- of France's 74 seats in the European Parliament.
The mainstream right Union for a Popular Movement was beaten into second place with a projected 20-21% score and the ruling Socialist Party was left languishing in third place with just 14-15%.
[...] Marine Le Pen, who has been credited with significantly broadening the appeal of a party founded by her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, said voters had demonstrated their desire to "reclaim the reins of their own destiny."
"Our people demand only one type of politics - a politics of the French, for the French and with the French."
"They have said they no longer want to be ruled from outside, to have to submit to laws they did not vote for or to obey (EU) commissioners who are not subject to the legitimacy of universal suffrage."
They also don't want jihadism dominating their country anymore, and that's why the calls for curbing immigration. That's something we have to hope she'll remain true on.
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