Elections: where next? Le Pen mightier than le old guard
The far-right party's success in the European elections leaves the future of the French political scene and France itself deeply uncertain, writes Thomas Hubert in Paris.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was all smiles as she began her first press conference after her Front National party topped the poll in last Sunday’s European elections. Yet, when it came to the positions she and the party’s 23 other MEPs would defend in the European Parliament, she suddenly became a lot less amenable.
“Our objective is to block all the nefarious evolutions of the European Union,” she said. “We...
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