The Debate

Sarkozy and the far-right

The focus of the French election campaign suddenly shifts from the economy to racism and national identity. But was it a wise move on the part of the outgoing president to back his interior minister’s controversial remarks on the relative values of civilisations?

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  • Charles GIVADINOVITCH. UMP Progressive Youth Movement;
  • Bruno GOLLNISCH. National Front party;
  • Stephen CLARKE. Journalist and author;
  • Gilles IVALDI. Researcher, CNRS (from Nice), co-author www.500signatures.net blog

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis, Pauline Heilmann.

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