Front National wins seats in French senate for first time | World news | The Guardian. Marine le Pen hailed her party’s success as ‘an absolutely historic victory’ and a ‘breath of fresh air in a rather sleepy chamber’. Photograph: Phililppe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images The far-right Front National (FN) scored a historic victory in elections to … More Front National wins seats in French senate for first time | World news | The Guardian
http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10812 Costas Lapavitsas on why the state crackdown on Golden Dawn fails to address the basis of their popular support.
Norway’s disturbing lurch to the right | Alf Gunvald Nilsen | Comment is free | theguardian.com. The results from today’s Norwegian elections are more or less clear: with some 26.8% of the vote, the Conservative party (Høyre) is poised to head Norway’s next coalition government. The first thing to note about Norway’s unsettling rightward turn … More Norway’s disturbing lurch to the right | Alf Gunvald Nilsen | Comment is free | theguardian.com
Originally posted on Greek Left Review:
With the arrest of several party leaders the Greek government has begun a crackdown on the far-right Golden Dawn in the wake of the murder of Pavlos Fyssas. A crackdown on the far-right Golden Dawn(GD) is under way in Greece. Party leader, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, and several MPs and party…
Athens riot police fire tear gas at an anti-fascist protest calling for action against the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party following a rapper’s murder. Photo: Milos Bicanski/Getty No country has displayed more of a “backslide in democracy” than Greece, the British thinktank Demos has said in a study highlighting the crisis-plagued country’s slide into economic, social … More Greece’s democracy in danger, warns Demos, as Greek reservists call for coup | World news | theguardian.com