France’s far-right National Front (FN) party has won its first two seats in the upper house of parliament, in what party leader Marine Le Pen has described as a “historic victory”.

Partial results show right-wing parties are gaining control of the Senate, with final results expected on Monday.

It comes after a strong showing by the far right in European elections in May.

It will be seen as another blow for President Francois Hollande, whose popularity has hit record lows.

Half of the Senate’s 348 seats are elected by regional officials across the country every three years.

Gains on the right

“There is only one door left for us to push and it is that of the Elysee [presidential palace],” said Stephane Ravier, one of the two newly elected FN senators.

Meanwhile, FN leader Marine Le Pen said the results were “beyond what we hoped for”.

Partial results indicate that the UMP party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy and its centre-right ally, the UDI party, may have gained a majority of between 10 and 20 seats.

President Hollande’s Socialist party still controls the National Assembly, or lower house.

But the BBC’s Lucy Williamson in Paris says this result could add further delays and obstacles to his economic plans for the nation.

It could add pressure on him to prove that those plans–which have already divided his own party–can bring results, she adds.

Recent opinion polls suggest President Hollande has become the most unpopular French president in modern times.

He has been hit by a recent cabinet revolt over austerity measures and criticised in a book by former first lady Valerie Trierweiler, who claimed the Socialist leader despised the poor, labelling them “the toothless ones”.

The president has vehemently denied the allegation.

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  • AmericanCitizen

    Congratulations to Mrs Le Pen. We’re still waiting for a leader to appear on our national stage that isn’t afraid to face the realities of race and immigration in America.

    • Kenneth Arrow

      Ron Paul published some honest articles about race some twenty years ago. He denied being the author. To see how benign were these letters see: Ron Paul and the racist newsletters (Fact Checker biography)@ Washington Post

      The future leader will only be able to take baby steps if he wants to be electable. Therefore it is important to discern among different shades of grey when voting.

      • Homo_Occidentalis

        And yet his son Rand, a GOP hopeful for 2016, is an abject sellout on shamnesty and race. Who said the apple never falls far from the tree?

        • Kenneth Arrow

          Well even Ron Paul denied the authorship or approval of these letters (he was editor of this magazine). So even he is not corageous enough to agitate openly on race realism. He has other priorities though and I think he is choosing his battles carefully.

        • Kenneth Arrow

          Honest libertarianism is the next best thing. I mean, if there is immigration, libertarianism at least provides freedom of association, tax freedom and passive foreign policy. That means if there are immigrants and other races I at least don’t have to provide for them and can seclude myself from them.

          Rand Paul thinks he is going to convince Homo Subafricanus to vote against his own interests. Good luck with that. But if he is offering them free goodies, he is not libertarian anymore.

          • baldridge999

            Libertarians still want to flood the country with non-whites. Forget all these ideology-driven people. Any ideology can become a white genocide cult and virtually every one is.

            Survival is the ultimate morality.

            Make all politicians answer the Iron Question:

            Do you support flooding America with non-whites and force-integrating them until whites become a minority?

            That’s the only issue that really matters.

          • Kenneth Arrow

            Yes. That’s why I said it is the next best thing. Far from my desired outcome still.

    • 1stworlder

      She needs to watch out the j–s are trying to sneak into her party now. Trying to distance themselves from bringing the muslims in

      • NoMosqueHere

        Like most frenchmen, le pen is not anti muslim; certainly not enough for me, anyway.

        Based on her recent comments, it is clear that Le Pen sympathizes with the goals of Hamas and Al Qaeda. Will she have have the nerve and foresight to ban all muslim immigration and expel the muslim terrorists illegally occupying large sections of France? I DOUBT IT.

        • silviosilver

          Sympathizing with the goals of Hamas is one thing; Al Qaeda is another matter entirely. Naturally, some people wish to conflate the two, but wishing doesn’t make it so. In any case, there is no reason to suspect that Le Pen sympathizes with either, but certainly not with the latter. I doubt somebody fixated on “mosques” rather than on race cares much about such subtleties, however.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      We had such a candidate in 2012. American Third Position Party candidate Merlin Miller with running mate Virginia Abernethy. A3P was only on the ballot in three states, though: Tennessee, Jersey, Colorado. Miller and Abernethy both live in TN. There were about 1200 votes counted for A3P in TN, less than 1,000 in both Jersey and Colorado. A3P is now called American Freedom Party.

      • Veni Vidi Vici

        Agreed, Comments like the one made by AC annoy me. AFP, CP ( Constitution Party), & LP, ( Libertarian Party ). are 3rd parties that support many positions People on this site agree with.

  • Epiminondas

    Be afraid, French commies…be very afraid.

    • newscomments70

      They are, that’s why many have joined the National Front.

    • propagandaoftruth

      They’re so far right. Far right far right far right…

      Keep repeating it spinmasters Hollande and Sarkozy and all the filth you both represent.

      The “far right” will bury you and be the new center.

      Tick, tick, tick…

  • Get ready for TPTB in France to “resurrect” Nicholas Sarkozy.

    • bilderbuster

      They’ve already started trying to rehabilitate him in the press.

    • Kenner

      Sarkozy has announced he’s back in the game.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Actually to put things in Hegelian dialectic analysis, a pretty solid way of viewing history and change hijacked by Marxism…

      Messianic Democratic Totalitarianism (libtard socialist mixed economy cultural Marxist goody twoshoe-ism) is the THESIS, the way things are…

      Jobbik and Golden Dawn and the goose steppers represent the ANTITHESIS.

      The FN represents a pragmatic, workable, subtle, SYNTHESIS.

      She’s a beautiful woman the synthesis.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Marine still has too many enemies who are white. There’s a lot of work left to be done.

    • propagandaoftruth

      She’s such a beautiful woman. A modern Joan. She’s masterful.

  • AFlaVet

    Perhaps France will have the sense and guts to take up where it’s German partner left off and who is completely apoplectic over the world seeing it become a world power again? ? With the guts to call terrorists and islamists what they are…to stand for their country, language and culture? Unlike the US?

    • Kenneth Arrow

      Banning free speech is stupid, especially coming from somebody who likely holds controversial views himself. If media had done their job exposing these imams, police would not be needed.

      • AFlaVet

        I’m not for banning it…just holding those who preach murder, mayhem, genocide as a part of their “religious” philosophy responsible for inciting those who follow this particular brand of preaching to their mindless adherents. I haven’t seen a Christian or a Jew behead anyone yet…or strap a bomb to themselves…or fly airplanes into buildings, or behead women and children or execute POW’s, have you?
        Now….you think that’s “controversial”?

        • Kenneth Arrow

          Tape them and put them on the news. Then let them speak as much as they want. Instead they are in prison and majority of Brits still think Islam is peaceful. But maybe you are right. Brits are so bad they don’t even report rape if they could be considered racist. In such case, police is the only recourse. This is another totalitarian side effect of PC..

          • AFlaVet

            The Brits…that ’empire’ sailed long ago. Let them have their “diversity” and mutli whatever. Let the savages keep knocking them off in the streets. I have no respect for them at all. They’re cowards.

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            The average Brit is far more racial realist than the average White American. England’s elites have let in far too many non-Whites, creating no-go zones in a number of cities. The non-White population is far smaller than that in the states. Also, the average Brit sees that these new immigrants do not belong in England, and speaks openly and sensibly about this issue. I’ve been to England in recent years, have spoken with many Brits. The level of racial realism, and willingness to engage in open and sensible discussion about the problems non-Whites are causing, is refreshing when compared to America. Most Whites in the states either are so morally bereft themselves that they cannot see reality, or are paralyzed with fear as far as speaking up, or discussing the problems caused by Negroes, Hispanics, and Muslims in our country.

          • baldridge999

            I have been pretty harsh in criticizing England, but look at what we tolerate here in America. We don’t have a lot of room to talk. At least England hasn’t elected a non-white Marxist to the highest office.

            Virtually every white country is run by criminals, psychopaths and advocates of white genocide.

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            I’ve been to England. Most Brits do not want these invaders in their land. There is a feeling that their leaders have failed them. Most Brits only want immigrants from elsewhere in Europe. The Brits would elect a LePen in a flash, far faster than Negrophilic White America. Brits see what a sewer The States are, and don’t want things to get like they are over here.

          • Veni Vidi Vici

            Hmmm, the states might be sewers but I am sure there is a reason it’s called the shittish isles…

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          You understand reality. Islam is not a religion of peace. Everything is about religion with Muslims. They are taught to hate Christians and Jews. The Islamist goal is to destroy the West. To say that Islamists want every Christian and Jew dead is not an understatement. It is reality.

      • baldridge999

        Ban only those who advocate white genocide. I don’t make a fetish of so-called “rights”. No white country should tolerate advocates of white genocide.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Southern Nationalism is the closest thing we have, at present, to the healthy nationalism one finds in Europe. Southern Nationalism is mired in hating Yankees, though, and claims not to be White Nationalism. This is dangerous. Southern Nationalists have no strategy for how to handle a massive Negro population. European Identitarian groups do not express hatred for other White nations. They have a clear view of who their enemies are.

      • baldridge999

        The only problem I can see with Southern Nationalism, is assuming the South could ever become their own country, you have huge numbers of non-whites already living there.

  • Anglo

    This is great news! Godspeed, Ms. LePen.

  • newscomments70

    A victory for civilization.

    • AFlaVet

      Not yet. But it’s on the horizon.

      • newscomments70

        I should have phrased differently. The first skirmish won, or something like that.

        • AFlaVet

          That’s OK…optimism is what counts, right?

          • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

            Optimism is indeed what counts. The French are showing their desire to preserve France as a homeland for the French, not everyone else. From what I understand, their worst problem is Muslims. Negro population is still small, but the doors need to be slammed shut and welded shut as far as Black Africans and Muslims.

  • AFlaVet

    ““There is only one door left for us to push and it is that of the Elysee [presidential palace],” said Stephane Ravier, one of the two newly elected FN senators.”

    Believe me…we hope for exactly the same.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      We do indeed. By the way, Thank You for serving our country, FlaVet!! I’m frustrated as heck with this country, but it is still my home. God Bless you for fighting to defend our freedom and way of life. We need leaders like LePen who will use their political power to defend us. American Freedom Party is a political party that is focused on defending the interests of White Americans. They need to be on the ballot in 50 states in 2016, not 3 states as in 2012.

  • amren wrote:

    “Gains on the right…”

    I don’t think that FN/LePen, UKIP or any of the european parties that are referred to as “Rightwing” by the media are actually “rightwing” as the term is understood in america.

    In america, the Right means conservative. That is what the word really means. And what does conservative mean? In actuality, conservative means cutting taxes on the rich, giving power to corporations, giving lip service through proxies towards stopping illegal immigration and anti-white discrimination. Of course once elected, the conservative politicians do nothing at all about stopping illegal immigration and anti-white discrimination. And of course they do cut taxes on the rich and give the corporations more power over the people.

    Now, in europe, FN, et al, are really more Populist than rightwing/conservative. That means that FN is not really concerned about cutting back on the welfare state or giving tax breaks to the rich. FN and UKIP, etc really want to stand up for whites.

    Please stop playing along with the corporate media. Stop calling FN rightwing. They are populist. Populist means catering to the majority, which is really another word for “democracy.” Not another word for rightwing/conservative.

    • We’ve been through this already.

      In Europe, the left-right political spectrum is really a universalist-nationalist political spectrum. In the USA, the left-right political spectrum is very loosely an authoritarian-libertarian political spectrum. It’s only because Americans have this “march to the beat of our own drummer” political spectrum.

      Take for example the concept of fascism. Europeans who are opposed to dislike it for its nationalism. Americans who are opposed to it dislike it for its authoritarianism. However, libertarianism is an extremely fringe ideology in Europe, historically because Europe could never afford it. And the main reason for that is that because it was a straight flat shot to the east and to the west from just about anywhere on the European continent, you could always count on massive invading armies every century. European governments animated by libertarian ideology were therefore inadequate for national defense. The USA, by contrast, had peaceful white people to the north and unambitious Chicanos-Mestizos to the south.

    • dmxinc

      Your view of the right is immensely distorted.

    • bilderbuster

      If LePen were running in the she’d be called a right wing racist and an anti-Semite just like Pat Buchanan was/is.

      • Sick of it

        Pat would make a great President.

        • bilderbuster

          I was a volunteer and a donor in 96 and 2000 and I’d do it again.

        • Paleoconn

          Jeff Sessions would be as good.

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        Exactly. She would be consigned to the fringes here, as racial realism is far stronger amongst European Whites than here. Too many American Whites are too mired in the trash morals of the Negro to even understand why a White Identitarian political party is so essential to our survival here. Southern Nationalists are missing the mark by nursing grudges against Yankees, where they should be seeking unity with White Nationalists everywhere in our land.

        • bilderbuster

          Yes, but maybe the reason Europeans have a better grip on the Negro problem might be because they haven’t had Negros living in their nations near as long as Americans have and don’t readily accept them like we do.
          That and sending them back to Africa isn’t as difficult.

    • UncleSham

      What does it mean to give corporations power over the people? I can buy stock in any corporation that I want. How is it that they can control me? If I don’t like a corporation, I don’t buy their products.

      • When corporations buy your politicians, who are not required to uphold any of their campaign promises once elected, guess what?

        • UncleSham

          Money buys influence. There is no way around that fact. The only way to decrease corruption is to decrease the power of the government/politicians. The more control the government has over the economy, the greater the incentive for corporations to buy politicians.

  • dd121

    Apparently these guys are getting stronger instead of the predicted weaker.

  • je suis paganisme

    Keep going!

    What Frenchman would want his wine-grapes snatched away by Muslims, his wife and daughter subjected to the veil, and his son forced to bow down, bearded, three times a day?

    C’est bien absurde!

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      Or his daughter be raped, his car be burned and be awakened in the morning by the Muslim call to prayer…

      • Epiminondas

        And say good-bye to pork.

    • kikz2

      it’s 5x……

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      At least the French are standing up to preserve their culture and heritage from the Muslim and Black African hordes. White Americans need to take a cue from the French. As the late David Yeagley so accurately pointed out, White Americans are surrendering the land we took from the Red Race, by force, to the Negroes and Bronze Race without a fight. Whites need to start thinking like Yeagley. Blacks and Hispanics are our enemies. Their goal is to dispossess Whites.

      • HE2

        Blacks and Hispanics are our enemies.

        You forgot Asians in that lineup. Come to the Pacific West Coast, including up North, and see for yourself.
        They hate Whites as much as the blacks and browns do.

  • M.

    A socialist that despises the poor… LOL.

    That certainly is the feel-good article of the day.

    • 1stworlder

      DD probably does to keep track of them

      • M.

        Yeah, if he followed that, it would be for the wrong reasons.

    • Paleoconn

      Sociaists do despise the native working class and underclass. They like to replace them with foreigners whom they also avoid like the plague, but they congratulate themselves for doing a good deed for downtrodden aliens. Socialists aren’t about fixing anything, they only want to feel good about pretending to attempt to improve things.

  • MBlanc46

    Vive Marine! When will we get ours?

  • Paleoconn

    The French may save Europe yet. Allez, Marine!