Thursday, November 28, 2013

France: Jewish student association concerned about National Front appeal

The Union of Jewish Students in France in concerned about the right-wing National Front (FN) party gaining momentum among young people.  According to a survey conducted for the group, 55% of 18-24 year olds and 63% of young men would consider voting for the FN in the upcoming municipal elections.  Among the general population, 42% said they would consider voting for the party.

84% of the young people surveyed said that some FN candidates had expressed racist or antisemitic sentiments.  This figure dropped to 71% among the men surveyed.

69% said such sentiments would affect their vote, compared with just 50% of young men who agreed.

More: Le Monde

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