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Eurosceptic party National Front party wins EU elections in France

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Marine Le Pen's National Front party has won the biggest share of votes in France's European elections. Her victory is in line with the new trend across many EU member states where Eurosceptic parties have won majorities. The latest victory also puts her in the spotlight: for the first time in its history, the party has become the most popular in France.And she's already set her eyes on the 2017 Presidential elections. All through its campaign, the National front Party has been anti-immigration, anti-Muslim and anti-minority. Jean-Marie Le Pen, Marine Le Pen's father and former party chief recently suggested the deadly virus Ebola could solve Europe's immigration problem. It has also successfully dug into widespread public discontent over austerity measures and job losses. The elections also reveal another grim reality: an estimated 60 percent of the French abstained from voting. For the ruling party, this election defeat has been an immense shock. Despite winning less than half of the French votes, the National Front will take up a third of French seats in the European Parliament. With less than half of the French votes, the National Front will take up a third of French seats in the European Parliament. In the previous parliament it had none. Undoubtedly, this will have an effect on the decisions the EU take will for the next five years.