Two days after the most recent elimination of a Socialist candidate in the first round by the Front National party, a UMP [mainstream right-wing party in France, Sarkozy’s party] functionary ponders: “The FN is the second most popular party in France right now.”
Islam vs EuropeOn 16 June, the Socialist party is eliminated in the first round in Villeneuve-sur-Lot. Marine Le Pen (photo above) then congratulated herself: her party “has become the centre of gravity of political life”.
An electric shock that resembles a warning one year from the local elections and, above all, the European elections. According to a poll carried out by the British institute Yougov, the party of Marine Le Pen would win 18% of the votes in the next European elections, just behind the UMP and in front of the Socialist party. Still in second place.
Supporters of France’s National Front political party hold flags and banners as they gather outside the Paris Opera to listen to party head Marine Le Pen at their traditional rally in Paris May 1, 2013. Message reads, “The People First”
The number of French people who consider the Fronbt National a danger for democracy has fallen below the 50% bar for the first time. Add to that the popularity of Marine Le Pen which has reached 40% for the first time and the number of UMP voters favourable to alliances with Marine Le Pen’s party in the local elections. According to an IFOP poll, 47% of UMP voters would like agreements with the Front National in the next local elections. Only 32% called for such alliances in 2010.