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France's infamous literary rogue, Michel Houellebecq, has again displayed his talent for provocation with the announcement that his next novel, Soumission (Submission), is about a future France where a Muslim party wins the presidency.

The year is 2022 and President François Hollande is in the final stretch of his second and last stint in power. The top two parties vying to take over from him are the far-right Front National and the Muslim Fraternity.

The Muslim party wins the presidential election by allying itself with the Socialists and the centrists, and its leader Mohammed Ben Abbes names as prime minister François Bayrou (who in reality is currently the leader of the centrist MoDem party).


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