Asia Unhedged | French election a striking symbol of the West’s new political reality
National Front's Marine Le Pen. Photo: Reuters, Robert Pratta
National Front's Marine Le Pen. Photo: Reuters, Robert Pratta
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French election a striking symbol of the West’s new political reality

The two anti-establishment candidates vying for France’s highest office defy the traditional left-right dichotomy

March 30, 2017 10:19 PM (UTC+8)

The Wall Street Journal profiles the rise of Marine Le Pen’s National Front party, highlighting its significance in the changing ideological landscape seen throughout the world.

The French election reflects the departure, seen throughout Europe and the United States, from the traditional left versus right dichotomy, focused on issues such as tax and spending.

The new political battles in the West are being fought between nationalists aiming to dismantle the existing post-World War II international establishment, and globalists hoping to salvage a world order that looks now more vulnerable than it has ever been.

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