Le Pen helps launch Bulgarian election campaign

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1 October 2007, SOFIA (AFP) - The leader of the French far-right, Jean-Marie Le Pen, helped launched the election campaign in Sofia on Sunday for the Bulgarian ultra-nationalist party, "Ataka".

1 October 2007

SOFIA (AFP) - The leader of the French far-right, Jean-Marie Le Pen, helped launched the election campaign in Sofia on Sunday for the Bulgarian ultra-nationalist party, "Ataka".

Le Pen, a member of the European parliament (MEP), told a press conference: "We will fight arm in arm against those people who are united in weakening Europe and seek its submission."

His personal appearance in the Bulgarian capital comes ahead of local elections taking place October 28.

"We think that each and every nation, and Europe in general, is threatened by the menace of globalisation, and the nation state -- dubbed an enemy by our opponents -- is in fact the greatest guarantee of our identity, liberty, security and the culture of our people," he declared.

"Ataka", led by Volen Siderov, made its electoral breakthrough into the Bulgarian parliament in 2005, and has three MEPs.

AFP

Subject: French news

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