French National Front Win Needs EU Response, PM Valls Says

May 26, 2014 6:38 AM

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the European Union needs to respond to the “earthquake’ of the National Front’s first-ever victory in nationwide voting in European parliamentary elections.

The anti-euro, anti-immigration party headed by Marine Le Pen won 26 percent of the vote, giving it a third of France’s 74 seats in the European Parliament, according to the French Interior Ministry. Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP Party placed second with 20.7 percent and the ruling Socialist Party came in a...

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