Since its beginnings, the party has strongly supported French nationalism and controls on immigration, and it often has been accused of fostering xenophobia and anti-Semitism. Having resurrected slogans used by French fascists in the s, the FN initially appealed to veterans of the Algerian War and to followers of the right-wing populism of the Poujadisme movement led by Pierre Poujade in the s. Electoral success was slow to come for the FN, however, and in Le Pen failed to obtain the signatures required to secure a place on the presidential ballot. The FN made further advances into the political mainstream in the French legislative elections, winning roughly 10 percent of the vote and 35 seats in the National Assembly. That performance was not to be repeated, however, as it owed more to French Pres. Even though the FN would continue to collect approximately 10 percent of the total vote, after the return of two-round majoritarian voting in , it failed to send more than a handful of representatives to the legislature.
OK behalf of the party leadership in the province, i wish to announce and inform to all PF members and followers in North western province and beyond that His Execellence the President of the Republic of Zambia Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu will be in North western province tomorrow on a two day working visit. During his stay in the province, he will inspect various developmental projects initiated by his government within Solwezi and meet various stakeholders including the party functionaries. As a party in the province, we would like to thank the Head of State for putting North western province at heart in terms of not just initiating developmental projects which have started bearing fruits but also finding time to interact with the people. I therefore encourage all our party functionaries to come in numbers and welcome our hard working and beloved President.
MNF emerged from the Mizo National Famine Front , which was formed by Pu Laldenga to protest against the inaction of the Indian central government towards the famine situation in the Mizo areas of the Assam state in It staged a major uprising in , followed by years of underground activities. In , it signed the Mizoram Accord with the Government of India, renouncing secession and violence. MNF won elections and formed state government in Mizoram twice, first under Laldenga —88 and then under Zoramthanga — In , it suffered a strong incumbency wave and won only 3 seats in the elections.
It was a center-right party, considered as an offshoot of the United Gold Coast Convention , which effectively evolved into the Northern People's Party in the late s, the United Party in the early s, the Progress Party in the late s, the Popular Front Party in the s and the All Popular Front in the early s, before becoming the current New Patriotic Party. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.