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Here’s how our international editions say the far-right and its critics are preparing ahead of the polls.
Across Europe voters need to wake up to what is happening to LGBT+ rights and freedoms because the evidence is there: we are sliding backwards.
The French far-right leader is under investigation for distributing violent images.
A year after receiving 11million votes in the presidential elections, the far right party's star is waning fast
The proposed rebranding is meant to distance the party from its anti-Semitic history.
We cannot back an ideology which is the antithesis of Judaism and has an intrinsic hate of our culture
Elections have become a buzzword for political disruption over the last few years. The mass disenfranchisement from politics
At this moment, the danger is that the FI will re-re-shape French left-wing identity in nationalist terms. This would undermine the revival of a progressive left and strengthen Macron's view of a society where left and right are seen through the narrowest lens of their most regressive streaks.
I was truly shocked when a slim majority voted for Brexit a year ago, on June 23. It was to be the first shock caused by an election outcome in 2016 in which populists whipped up popular resentment and won. The question troubling me since: When is it going to stop? When's the world coming to its senses?
Keep your eyes on June 18. If the FN fails then, its internal pressures are bound to fire up to the surface. After its rise in the last few years, the far-right is not going anywhere, but the Front national as its unique voice may find itself either transformed or marginalised by a newcomer.