Strength on the Right

The success of the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party in Russia's parliamentary elections last week may have been shocking, but Russian voters are not unique -- xenophobic, ultra-right-wing parties have fared remarkably well in recent elections in a number of countries.

Italy Dec. 1993

Gianfranco Fini's neofascist Italian Social Movement wins 16.4% of the vote in 428 municipal elections throughout the country, adding 14 new mayors.

Austria May 1993

Jorg Haider's right-wing Freedom Party wins 12% of the vote in provincial elections in Lower Austria.

France March 1993

Jean-Marie Le Pen's right-wing National Front wins 12.5% of the vote in parliamentary elections...

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