Socialist Worker

Victory for Front National is a warning from France

by Sellouma in Paris
Issue No. 2405

The victory of the Front National (FN) in the European elections will have a terrible impact on French politics.

Huge disaffection with the Francois Hollande government helped the FN. The media gave the FN massive coverage.

The FN is being normalised even among some on the left—there were not mass protests after the result.

Those of us who see the FN as fascist are marginalised and there has not been enough resistance to racism and Islamophobia.

The first big post?election test will be an anti-fascist march on 7 June.

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