April 23, 2012

Will Far-Right Be Kingmaker in France?

Robert Marquand, Christian Science Monitor

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Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen captured 18 percent of the vote yesterday. How her supporters vote in the runoff could be the deciding factor between President Sarkozy and Francois Hollande.

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