April 28, 2002
Week In Review: Whodunnit? In Europe, Often the
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
PARIS THE No. 1 issue in this year's French
presidential campaign is crime. Jean-Marie Le Pen, a
xenophobic rabble-rouser calling for 200,000 more
prison cells and the return of the death penalty,
stunned the world by t
aking second place in the first presidential election
round last weekend with 16.9 percent of the vote.
Far-right politicians in other countries ? J?rg Haider
in Austria, Pim Fortuyn in the Netherlands, Vadim Tudor
mania ? have recently done surprisingly well with