France and Jean-Marie Le Pen (2002)

Jean-Marie Le Pen (© Flickr/Front National)

Radio Netherlands’French correspondent Thijs Berman examines what lies behind the rise of the extreme rightwing Jean-Marie Le Pen who made it through to the final round of the presidential elections. His success shocked not only France but Europe and the world as well.

Reporter: Thijs Berman

Broadcast: May 5, 2002