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It’s time to learn the lesson of the Front National’s success

The French establishment needs to compose a response to the siren song of populism

By Catherine Fieschi  

French far-right politician and Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, addresses the media during a news conference, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 © AP Photo/Michel Spingler

As results from the first round of regional elections came in shortly after 8pm on Sunday, France experienced yet another moment of Front National (FN)-induced electoral “shock:” Marine Le Pen’s far right populist party took six out of 13 regions with…

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