French politics gets a wake-up call in European elections

Marine Le Pen's National Front won a landslide victory (photo: dpa)
Marine Le Pen's National Front won a landslide victory (photo: dpa)

The landslide victory by France’s far right-wing National Front (FN) delivered a shock to European politicians. The scale of its victory in the European Parliamentary elections was the talk of Europe. It has weakened the French government and the French voice in the EU and delivered one loud wake-up call.

SOME will find it difficult to understand that France, a pillar in the foundation of what is now the European Union, has apparently turned anti-European.

That is the conclusion following a National Front (FN) landslide in elections for the European Parliament on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

The tremor through French politics followed the far right-wing party FN wi...

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