The most popular party in France today was founded by a neo-fascist Holocaust denier.
In the first round of the regional elections on December 6, the extreme-right National Front (FN) came out on top, with 28 percent of the vote. Following closely in second place, with 27 percent, were The Republicans (LR) — the center-right party, formerly known as the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), led by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy. The ruling Socialist Party (PS) came in third, with 23 percent.
FN leader Marine Le Pen said the results proved the far-right party was “without contest the first party of France.”