Why France's Front National loathes freedom of the press


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The far-right Front National (FN) has been trying to 'de-demonize' its image in recent years, with its president Marine Le Pen seeking to make it a more 'normal' political party. Those efforts appear to have been rewarded, with a recent poll suggesting that Le Pen would come top in the first round of voting in a presidential election held now, no matter who her opponents were. Yet despite these attempts to change its appearance, the far-right party still seems to have a problem with the democratic system. And in particular with the freedom of the press.