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France's Le Pen Predicts Historic Vote for Populist Parties

Voice of America
19 May 2019, 00:07 GMT+10

MILAN - The leader of France's far-right National Rally is predicting that a group of like-minded right-wing populists will achieve `'an historic feat'' in next week's Europe-wide elections.

Marine Le Pen is joining leaders of other nationalist parties Saturday in Italy for a rally organized by League leader Matteo Salvini in front of Milan's Duomo cathedral ahead of the May 23-26 European Parliamentary elections.

Le Pen said she believes the Europe of Nations and Freedom parliamentary group 'will perform a historic feat to pass from the 8th place in Europe to third or maybe second.'

Analysts believe that the two traditional center-right and center-left political groups will be weakened in the vote, falling short of the 50% threshold for the first time.

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