The Rise of Far Right in Europe

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The Rise of Far Right in Europe

An analysis based on the article “Far right on rise in Europe” published in “THE GUARDIAN” a study by Demos Thinktank.
When thinking of the French presidential elections one may even disregard the fact that Mr.Hollande won and pay more attention to the significantly high score of Mrs.Marine Lepen. Indeed, the latter representing the Far Right Movement arrived third with 17.90%, just behind the Right Movement represented by Mr. Sarkozy with 27.18% and the Left Movement represented by the winner Mr. Hollande with 28.63%. This is extremely high when we know that generally in France, the winner party only scores on average 52%.
Some people wonder why this extreme conservative party is gaining more and more credit among French citizens. wasn’t the idea of Human Rights born in France? Isn’t France known for its “liberty, equality, fraternity”? What happened to the country of freedom? In my opinion the three main events that led up to this delicate situation are: the recent economical crisis, the role of Media, and the carelessness of racist discourse.
Before I begin my analysis, it is important to say that the support for the Far Right Movement is not exclusive to France but also to several European countries such as Austria, Germany or Switzerland as mentioned in the article. However, I will be essentially focusing on France since it is dear to my heart as I was born and raised there.
First, the economic crisis is a major concern and is the core of nearly every political campaign in the European countries. Indeed, due to what happened to Greece, every European citizen is scared for their country and their future. Therefore, every politician came up with solutions in order to avoid such a result.
For instance, according to left parties, the solution is to increase taxes in order to help reduce the…...

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