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How does the National Front control its municipal territories ?

lundi 2 octobre 2017

In 2015, during an “Ideas for freedom” debate, English, Greek, and French comrades tried to answer the question “Is the Far-Right winning over Europe’s workers ?” In response, I explained why and how the National Front could attract workers and their votes1. Now I would like to describe how the National Front consolidates its power, once it succeeds in winning municipal elections.

But maybe, before doing that, I should briefly recall that the National Front was created in 1972. At the beginning it was a federation of Far-Right grouplets, consisting of no more than 500 people, themselves divided into several tendencies, from the most reactionary Catholics to the pagan “nationalrevolutionaries,” from former pro-Nazi collaborators to racist former French settlers in Algeria, etc.

Since 1972, the Front has known four phases :

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