The recent local elections in France witnessed not only increased pressure from the extreme right National Front (FN), but also division within the conservative party in power, the UMP, which fluctuated uncertainly between an alliance with the FN and one with the opposition parties. As for the left, it can hardly be seen as a credible alternative. The situation for minorities in France has therefore become more than difficult. It has become critical.
Nicolas Sarkozy has failed to keep the promises he made on diversity in 2007. We are witnessing today an incredible backtracking without precedent on the rights of minority groups – they have been the subject of attacks at the highest levels of government.… Seguir leyendo »