[Marxism] Islamophobia on the rise in France

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Sat Nov 4 06:48:39 MST 2006


 
France: Le Pen Surprises 
NY Times
By ARIANE BERNARD
Published: November 4, 2006
 
The popularity of _Jean-Marie Le Pen_ 
(http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/l/jeanmarie_le_pen/index.html?inline=nyt-per) , the 
leader of the far-right National  Front, has sharply risen ahead of the 
presidential election set for April, a  poll by TNS-Sofres for Le Figaro, to be published 
this weekend, shows. The poll  showed that 17 percent of voters said they 
wanted to see Mr. Le Pen, 78, an  announced candidate, play “an important role in 
the months and years to come, up  five points from a survey last month. His 
popularity is almost twice what it a  few months before the 2002 elections, 
when he shocked _France_ 
(http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/france/index.html?inline=nyt-geo)  by finishing second to 
_Jacques  Chirac_ 
(http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/c/jacques_chirac/index.html?inline=nyt-per) .




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