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French research unites against National Rally

 Image: Jeanne Menjoulet [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

Calls from across science and academia urge voters to block ascent of far-right party

University leaders, researchers’ unions and senior academics from diverse disciplines have intensified their calls to voters to block the far-right National Rally party from a historic victory in the second round of legislative elections taking place in France on 7 July.

In a joint statement published as results from the first round of polling were still being finalised, four associations representing higher education institutions said the strong result for the National Rally in the first round on 30 June meant that the threat of a far-right government in France was now “immediate, real and unprecedented”.

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