A month aftertheir victory in French municipal elections, the 11 conservative National Frontmayors have implemented their first policies and some of them have already caused quite a stir.
France24(h/t Rob E) Building of new Muslim prayer facilities cancelled:
The associations branch in Mantes-la-Ville, in north-central France, may also see a reduction in municipal subsidies. The towns mayor, Cyril Nauth, has also opposed the construction of a new prayer room for Muslims, which had been planned last autumn by the formerly Socialist mayor. Nauth has called the initial plan for a new prayer room a ploy to win the Muslim vote.
The new mayor of the southern city of Fréjus, David Rachline, also opposed plans to build a new mosque when he was campaigning, and has promised a referendum on the matter. In keeping with the generally anti-EU viewsof his party, Rachline has also removed the European Union flag from the front of the city hall building.