Europe’s main far-right parties

20 01 2011


Here is a breakdown of the most prominent far-right parties in Europe following Sunday’s election to the leadership of France’s National Front of Marine Le Pen.

FRANCE – Presided since its formation in 1972 by Jean-Marie Le Pen, 82, the anti-immigrant National Front on Sunday chose his daughter, Marine Le Pen, as its new leader. Jean-Marie Le Pen, who has several convictions for racism and anti-Semitism, sent ripples through Europe in 2002 by coming in second in a presidential election, ahead of the Socialist candidate. Recent polls showed 22 percent ready to vote for Marine Le Pen if she runs for president in 2012.

AUSTRIA – Austria’s main far-right party, the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), came in second in municipal polls in the capital Vienna last October, winning 27 percent of the vote. The result was similar to that obtained in 1996 by the party’s charismatic leader Joerg Haider, who died in 2008.

SWITZERLAND – According to election results, the populist Swiss People’s Party (SVP) has been the country’s biggest single grouping since 2003. Part of the ruling coalition, it enjoys the support of about a third of the electorate. It was further strengthened when it received citizens’ backing in referendums on banning the construction of new mosque minarets, and automatically expelling foreign residents convicted of certain crimes.

NETHERLANDS – Far-right leader Geert Wilders, 47, heads the Freedom Party, which holds 24 of the Dutch lower house of parliament’s 150 seats, having finished third in legislative elections last June. Wilders stirred controversy in March 2008 when he released a short film denouncing the Islamic holy book the Koran as fascist. The party supports the minority centre-right government of liberal Mark Rutte.

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2 responses

21 01 2011

Geert Wilders’ short documentary film Fitna only stirred controversy because of and among Islamicists, who all believe that their book should be revered by ALL OF EUROPE – which also means no European may even tell the truth about the book’s contents – which are totalitarian subjugation of the world’s people and therefore, rightly defined as fascist.

Muslims who follow the Quran and Mohammed’s example will always be required by the facist war book Koran to ‘stir up controversy’, create terror by assault, murder in cold blood (as they do also to their own people) which is the reason people adhering to that book’s commandments to wage war on us have no proper place in free countries unless it is in prison for a short time before deportation.

27 01 2011
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