Polls still show the far-right National Rally party in the lead in France. Marine Le Pen’s party is even widening its lead, according to the latest Ipsos poll.

And France is not an isolated case: nationalists are on the rise throughout the European Union. France is following the same trend as many European countries which are seeing a surge in nationalists and a decline in so-called “  progressive  ” parties. But this does not mean that the nationalist right will be able to unite in the next legislature.