Poland’s presidential election run-off on Sunday is too close to call as far right incumbent Andrzej Duda seeks a second term. We look at the politics behind the election
Poland’s far right Andrzej Duda will go into the second round in the presidential election with an increased vote, while the fascist vote has also risen sharply. And in France, the municipal elections have produced one key gain but otherwise mixed results for the cleaned-up fascists of the Rassemblement National, formerly the Front National.
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was a feat of resistance against all odds that should always be remembered – but it has an intriguing postscript that has remained hidden from history.
The story of the small organisation of Muslims who were a crucial part of helping Jewish people hide in Nazi-occupied Warsaw is a piece of hidden history, but one we should remember and celebrate.
EYEWITNESS: fascists lead huge demo on Poland’s independence day, with Jewish and LGBT people key targets
This year’s demo came in the wake of gains for the far right in Poland’s elections, boosting the confidence of the fascist groups behind the annual march.
Full country by country guide to fascism and the far right in Europe – completely revised for 2019. Includes elections table