Quo vadis Alsace? Politics in the land of paradox

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Series Details 18.04.17
Publication Date 18/04/2017
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Why were so many people in Alsace apparently voting for the Front National in the 2017 Presidential Election in France?

The enforced incorporation of Alsace into the new region of Grand Est in 2014 caused a revival of the Alsatian identity and made the Alsatian autonomist party the third political force in Alsace.

However, in recent regional elections the far right Front National scored above 30% in both Alsatian d├ępartements. Author looks for an explanation for this apparent contradiction.

Source Link https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/lucas-goetz/quo-vadis-alsace-politics-in-land-of-paradox
Related Links
ESO: Key source: France Presidential Election 2017 http://www.europeansources.info/record/french-presidential-election-2017/
ESO: Background information: Alsace fights back: a French David vs. Goliath story http://www.europeansources.info/record/alsace-fights-back-a-french-david-vs-goliath-story/

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