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Centre right parties which seek to foil the emergence of far right nationalist parties by moving sharply right look destined to fail.

That's what happening in France: Laurent Wauqiez, who wrestled the control of Les Républicains from Sarkozy, Fillon and Juppé, has been more and more following in the Le Pen footsteps.

Many who have done that before have failed, and it is not very surprising: voters attracted to racist, nationalist policies have no reason to vote for the ersatz when they can vote for the real thing instead.

by Bernard on Mon Apr 29th, 2019 at 08:18:24 PM EST
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