AirTalk for May 1, 2002

France

Massive protests occurred in Paris against ultra-conservative Presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen, who beat out Prime Minister Lionel Jospin in the French primary, and faces President Jacques Chirac in the runoff on Sunday. Le Pen is not expected to win, but many French are alarmed by the seemingly sudden success of an extreme nationalist, protectionist candidate with an anti-immigrant platform. What's happening in the land of "Liberte, Egalite, and Fraternite?”"Larry Mantle talks with London's Sunday Times Reporter Edith Coron, in Paris, and UCLA Political Science Professor Geoffrey Garrett.


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