Far-Right National Front Win In France

by The Daily Lede

Far-Right National Front Win In France

Marine Le Pen with supporters at an election rally in Lyon

Marine Le Pen’s far right National Front has scored its first victory in European Parliament elections in France.

Without waiting for the final result, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls went on television to call result “an earthquake” for France and Europe.

According to Exit polls, far-right and hard-left parties have gained ground in many countries, including in Greece where the extreme right Golden Dawn are thought to have won nearly 10% of the vote.

In Germany, the EU’s biggest member state with the largest number of seats, the pro-European centre ground held firm, according to the polls.