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Le Pen, Wilders set for eurosceptic pact

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Le Pen, Wilders set for eurosceptic pact


Marine Le Pen’s Front National in France and Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party in the Netherlands could upset the political elite in both countries in this month’s EU elections.

Both are currently scoring well in voter surveys, as disgruntled electorates look to give their national governments a bloody nose.

Euronews travelled to Hénin-Beaumont, where the FN won a local election in March, and to the fishing town of Volendam, whose voters backed Wilders heavily in 2009’s European poll.

Why are people backing these two eurosceptic parties, which look set to form an alliance in the next European Parliament?

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