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Right-wing populism

Right-wing populism is a political ideology that rejects existing political consensus and often combines laissez-faire liberalism and anti-elitism. It is considered populism because of its appeal to the "common man" as opposed to the elites. In Europe, right-wing populism is a description used to identify groups and political parties generally known for their disdain for the European Union and opposition to immigration, particularly from the Islamic world. Certain traditional right wing views are supported by right-wing populism, including opposition to the welfare state and a "more lavish, but also more restrictive, domestic social spending" scheme. From the 1990s right-wing populist parties became established in the legislatures of various democracies including Canada, Norway, France, Israel, Poland, Russia, Romania and Chile, and entered coalition governments in Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Italy. Although extreme right-wing movements in the US have been studied separately, where they are normally called "radical right", some writers consider them to be the same phenomenon. Right-wing populism is distinct from the historic right, which had been concerned with preserving the "status quo", and mostly do not have roots in their political parties.

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The National Front (French: Front national, French pronunciation: ​[fʁɔ̃ na.sjɔ.nal], FN), is a socially conservative, nationalist political party in France. Its major policies include economic protectionism, a zero tolerance approach to law and order issues, and opposition to immigration. A eurosceptic party, the FN has opposed the European Union since its creation in 1993. Most political commentators place the FN on the right to far right but party representatives reject this and suggest other ways of looking at the left–right axis. The party was founded in 1972 to unify a variety of French nationalist movements of the time. Jean-Marie Le Pen was the party's first leader and the undisputed centre of the party from its start until his resignation in 2011. Marine Le Pen, his daughter, was elected as the next leader, until her resignation following the first round of the French presidential election, 2017. While the party struggled as a marginal force for its first ten years, since 1984 it has been the major force of French nationalism.

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Pia Kjærsgaard

Pia Kjærsgaard (Danish pronunciation: [pʰiːæ ˈkʰæɐ̯ˀsɡ̊ɒːˀ]; born 23 February 1947) is a Danish politician who has been Speaker of the Danish Parliament since 2015. She is a co-founder of the Danish People's Party, and led the party from 1995 to 2012. She has become one of the best-known politicians in Denmark during recent years, both for her vocal and unwavering stance against multiculturalism and immigration, and for her parliamentary support for the center-right governments of Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Lars Løkke Rasmussen from 2001 to 2011. Her success has been an inspiration for anti-immigration and anti-Islamic movements throughout Europe. On 7 August 2012, Kjærsgaard announced her resignation from the leader position of the Danish People's Party. She appointed Kristian Thulesen Dahl as her successor, and he took office on 12 September 2012, promising to maintain the course laid out by Kjærsgaard.

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