The Daily Chart: The ‘Far Right’ in France

The mainstream media, which is trying harder every day to live up to the charge of purveying “fake news,” is full of stories about how there were “massive” protests against the “far right” in France over the weekend. Perhaps this is partly true in the university and socialist union hall neighborhoods in Paris, but what about the rest of the country?

Everyone knows the red-blue electoral map of American counties. How does a similar map of France’s recent election for the European Parliament look? Like this:

I’m guessing the choice of brown as the color of the “far right” isn’t mere chance.

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