France is a strange place at times. After all it has gone through, there are such divisive entities trying to split it apart. What, with all the silliness in world politics today (think Brexit, Trump etc), it’s no wonder that someone like Le Pen can gain traction in a society like France’s.
He might have some reasonable ideas on governance, but it’s too bad that it’s all sullied but a general right-wing leaning. His popularity among neo-Nazis is enough to make one’s skin crawl. He’s been quoted as saying that Nazi gas chambers were a ‘minor point’ in history.
France held elections in 2007, and poster were still found under some bridges for our viewing (dis)pleasure.