Why the young, Muslims, Jews, and many more vote Le Pen?

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Leader of the French far-right political party Front National (National Front), Marine Le Pen, and candidate for the Northern Nord-Pas-de-Calais Picardie region delivers a speech during a campaign rally ahead of the upcoming second round of the French regional elections, in Paris, France, 10 December 2015. France's National Front party made big regional gains in the first round of the regional elections, sparking a backlash of political turmoil and prompting French Prime Minister Manuel Valls to call upon left-wing Parti Socialist (PS) voters to re-direct their votes in the second round for right-wing Les Republicains party candidates in a bid to oust a National Front advance.

Why the young, Muslims, Jews, and many more vote Le Pen?


Last Sunday was said to be a political shock for France. Well, it shouldn’t be.

Since February 2015, the Front National never fared below 29%, which suggests that in fact the attacks in Paris had very little to do with the electoral result. If anything, the peak of Front National was in March 2015, when Odoxa gave FN 33%.

The regional elections on Sunday, December 5th, in France verified what the polls had been saying for quite some time. The anti-immigration and anti-European Front Nation...


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