Skip to comments.One in two voters back far-right in French by-election
Posted on 10/08/2013 8:46:41 AM PDT by granada
In a shock to mainstream parties ahead of the March 2014 local elections, the far-right on Sunday gained a stunning lead of just under 50 percent in the first round of a by-election in the Var region of southern France.
The far-right achieved a massive 49.5 percent landslide in the first round of a by-election Sunday in the Brignoles constituency of the Var region of southern France.
National Front (FN) candidate Laurent Lopez took 40.4 percent of the vote, with another far-right party, the Parti de France, taking 9.1 percent. The centre-right UMP, Frances main opposition parliamentary party, came second with 20.8 percent.
With no single candidate taking more than half of the vote, the by-election will go to a second round.
The ruling Socialist Party (PS) was not represented in the by-election, lending its support instead to the Communist candidate Laurent Carratala (14.6 percent).
The PS called for an assault on the FN in the second round in favour of the UMP candidate on October 13.
The left has been eliminated in the first round and in the second round voters have only two choices, either the UMP or the FN, the Socialist Party said in a statement.
The FN can win when there is voter abstention on this scale, and it is the left that suffers the PS statement continued, reminding that even if it got a higher percentage, the FN actually took fewer votes than in the last presidential and legislative elections.
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...yeah, but the “far right” in France is Barack Obama....
socialists, fascists and communists are pretty much the same thing
I plead ignorance to European politics. Is the “far right” in France like a Connecticut Republican or a Texas Democrat here?
I’ve said for a few years that Europe will clean house at some point within my lifetime (I’m 43). No way you can ethnically cleanse people from their own homeland & think yelling “racist” is gonna stop the backlash forever.
The Far Right in France astounded the Nazis with how enthusiastic they were to round-up Jews and pack them into rail cars.
Car burning Muslims in France will rue the day if they ever come to power.
agree. It’s by EU standards. By American standards, no real conservatives exist in today’s Europe.
Yes....in other words, patriots.
Far right? Does that mean Nationalistic/non-immigrant, lower taxes, smaller government, what?
Hitler was a socialist, you troll. Probably why he also believed in abortion, animal rights, vegetarianism, and so on.
I agree but one of the main ‘brainwashing’ techniques of the public school system here and elsewhere in the world is equating the “far right” with fascism.
Far right could be considered anarchists but in practice those calling themselves that here usually align with the far left.
“right” and “left” apparently mean very different things in different countries
I’ve been saying for a good while that I fully expect to see concentration camps in Europe in my lifetime. The only question is Who will be running them? I’m about 10 years older than you, DwFry.
I am not at all happy to be making this prediction, but there is is. Nothing I see makes me think I should reconsider.
They’ve had it with Holland’s version of socialism. They’re sick of the violent people streaming in from northern Africa.
I follow the Tour de France bicycle race every July, and this year I noticed that even the cycling magazines mentioned “the Muslim issue.” The public is beginning to be fed up. And I noticed in one of the stages of the race that the most prominent feature in the background was a minaret.
Good luck to them. Maybe there will be a French France again in my lifetime.
There's going to have to be a lot of blood shed for that to happen.
“There’s going to have to be a lot of blood shed for that to happen.”
Maybe. But was there much blood shed in Operation Paperclip?