France's Le Pen Still Searching For EU Allies

wochit politics
May 28, 2014 AT 7:22 AM
French National Front leader Marine Le Pen struggled to get enough international support for a full-fledged parliamentary group in the European Parliament, despite unprecedented victories gained by the far right in last week's European Union elections. Le Pen has secured initial backing from representatives of right-wing parties in four other EU nations: The Dutch PVV of Geert Wilders, the Austrian FPO, Italy's Northern League, and Belgium's Flemish Interest. But to form a parliamentary group — a step that would guarantee more speaking time and financial support — representatives from two more countries must join with the National Front.