The Heat: French elections

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They were once viewed as a fringe movement. But after winning a third of the vote in the first round of France’s parliamentary elections, Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party may now become the first far-right party to enter the French government since World War II.

That will depend on results from next Sunday’s second round.

Will Denselow reports.

To discuss:

  • Yves Sintomer is a political science professor at Paris 8 University and an associate at the University of Oxford’s Nuffield College.
  • Klaus Larres is a history and international affairs professor with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Richard Werly is the international correspondent for the Swiss daily newspaper, Blick.
  • Joav Toker is an associate professor at the American Graduate School in Paris.

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