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The French Far-Right's Inroads: Why is the National Front Gaining Ground? (part 2)

Europe will be watching the results of this weekend's French local elections carefully. The anti-immigrant leader of the French National Front, Marine Le Pen, is riding high after a record performance in the 2012 presidential election, toning down the provocative rhetoric of her father, and even insisting that her party is no longer "far-right". Have her ideas really gone mainstream, or are the mainstream parties losing their appeal?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Cyril VANIER

FRANCE 24 reporter

Gil MIHAELY

Journalist, Yedioth Ahronoth

Raphael LECLERC

Senior Consultant, CSA; Co-Founder, "Délits d'opinions"

Nacira GUENIF

Sociologist; Professor at Paris 8 University

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2018-05-22 Iraqi politics

From Foe to Friend? Iraq: The makeover of Muqtada al-Sadr

Coalition-building time after Muqtada al-Sadr wins Iraq's general election. The onetime arch-nemesis of US-led forces in Iraq fled to Iran after his sectarian militia was run out...

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2018-05-21 Europe

Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

Italy is raising anchor and setting sail for unchartered waters, with Europe's boat rocked by an unprecedented populist coalition. President Sergio Mattarella is expected to...

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2018-05-17 European Union

With friends like Trump... What's Europe's answer to 'America first'?

It's Donald versus Donald. The president of the European Council let loose on trade tariffs and the Iran nuclear deal ahead of an EU leaders' dinner in the Bulgarian capital on...

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2018-05-16 Americas

Maduro's Venezuela: Can Chavez successor ignore international pressure?

Venezuela is a democratic country with no runaway inflation, no collapsing health services, no population flight. That's what incumbent Nicolas Maduro told FRANCE 24's Marc...

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2018-05-15 Middle East

To peace or catastrophe? Tensions rise in Gaza after US embassy moves to Jerusalem

A terrible massacre or a state defending itself? The killing of at least 60 civilian protestors on the Gaza-Israel border has sparked outrage worldwide - except for in Israel and...

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