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Front National wins European parliament elections in France

Source: The Guardian Unlimited

European politics were jolted as seldom before on Sunday when France’s extreme nationalists triumphed in the European parliament elections, which across the continent returned an unprecedented number of MEPs hostile or sceptical about the European Union in a huge vote of no confidence in Europe‘s political elite.

France’s Front National won the election there with a projected 25% of the vote, while the governing socialists of President Fran├žois Hollande collapsed to 14%, according to exit polls. read more