Front national


The Front national (FN), also known as the National Front in English, is a French political party that was founded in 1972 by Jean-Marie Le Pen with the support of, among others, anti-communists and colonialists, people who looked at France's past with nostalgia. The party later began to focus more on the pressing question of France's largely North African immigration, with posters like: "Two million unemployed is two million immigrants too many."[2] Although the FN has been accused of being anti-Semitic by people like Manuel Valls,[3] it counts among its members David Rachline, the son of a Jewish father. David has been called the FN's "sixth-most-important person".[2] The FN has been undergoing a dédiabolisation, that is, a de-demonisation, under its current leader Marine Le Pen.[4] The FN's number two is Florian Philippot.[5]


  1. Henry Samuel (17 November 2016). "Jean-Marie Le Pen must remain Front National's 'honorary president', French court rules, in blow for daughter Marine". Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Susan Dominus (18 February 2015). "The National Front’s Post-Charlie Hebdo Moment". Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  3. "As French Jews vote for Le Pen, a case of the enemy of my enemy?" Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  4. "Dédiabolisation". 12 October 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  5. Henry Samuel (12 December 2014). "French Front National vice president Florian Philippot 'outed' as gay". Retrieved 20 December 2016.