‘No Real Danger’ From Le Pen

‘No Real Danger’ From Le Pen

Although Jean-Marie Le Pen received one of the largest votes of any far-right candidate in western Europe since World War II in his failed bid for the French presidency, his National Front party is unlikely to do as well in parliamentary elections next month.
The first of two rounds of voting for the 577-seat National Assembly will be held June 9 and voter projections foresee the National Front winning three seats. Emanuel Weintraub, a member of the executive of the CRIF, the central Jewish organization in France, said candidates form alliances in the second round of voting June 16 and "consequently very few people from the National Front will get elected. So there is no real danger there."

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