‘New’ RN party is still FN wolf in sheep’s clothing

According to projections, France’s Rassemblement National (RN) is due to do very well in May’s European Parliament elections. 

Marine Le Pen’s far-right party – which until last year was called the Front National (FN) – traditionally wins most seats when trying to get elected to a chamber it despises. 

The paradox is best summed up by her father, founder of the FN, Jean-Marie Le Pen.

He made a caustic farewell speech earlier this month after 35 years in the parliament that meets in Brussels and Strasbourg.

The 90-year-old Le Pen used his speech as a platform for his poisonous views on immigrants, ethnic minorities, and how he wanted to stop peaceful integration.

Despite his views, he ...

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