Skip to comments.Marion Le Pen becomes youngest French MP in modern history
Posted on 06/17/2012 6:51:51 PM PDT by Cincinna
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, Jean Marie Le Pen's 22-year old granddaughter has become France's youngest MP in modern political history, clinching one of two seats for the far-Right National Front its first in a quarter of a century.
Miss Maréchal-Le Pen, a law undergraduate, came top in her constituency in the southeastern Vaucluse department wtih 49.09 per cent of the vote after a rival Socialist refused to bow out to her mainstream Right rival.
Her grandfather, who founded the anti-immigrant, anti-EU party and turns 84 this week, was by her side last night to toast her victory. His party won 35 seats in 1986 only to lose them all after proportional representation was scrapped. It had only one other since, in 1997, but the result was cancelled shortly afterwards.
"I am happy to the spokeswoman for this French youth that tomorrow will be spearhead new hope in the shape of the National Front," she said from the Provençal town of Carpentras. "6.4 million French voters have already joined us (in presidential elections) and it's just the beginning."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
MLP may have lost, but the new movement she built by legitimizing the FN, won 2-3 seats. Including that of bébé Le Pen, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, age 22, who won in Carpentras.
They represent at least 16% of the electorate in France, and whether we like it or not, they are here to stay.
Marine Le Pen, Mr Le Pen’s daughter and FN leader, lost a bitterly close battle in the constituency of Hénin Beaumont in the northern Pas de Calais. Madame Le Pen lost by just 114 votes to a Socialist, and called for a recount.
What does ‘far right’ mean in France? They’re going to raise taxes but not as much as the others?
Based on how much the sociaists hate Le Pen Sr. I think there is more to it than that. .
The far right National Front has more in common with National Socialism, ie Fascism/Nazism, that what we conservatives understand as right or far right.
They believe just as much in tax and spend and Statusm as the Socialists and extreme far Left.
“Le Pen is Mightier Than Les Sore-eyes...”
I’ve gone to the FN’s own website, and the policies there seem to be quite Fascist or Corporatist in their nature.
But it is even worse than that, do not be bewitched by the pretty blonde Le Pen girls spouting faux Populist-Nationalistic rhetoric. Lightly scratch them and you find cemented Antisemitism.
It means that the post-national left disapproves.
Don't get me wrong. LePen's party is a bunch of anti-American, anti-semitic, socialists, and I disapprove of them myself. But they are despised by Le Monde because they openly advocate the promotion of the French nation, the French culture, and the French (exclusive of Muslims and those, like former President Sarkozy, of Eastern European decent) people.
There is hope for France.
well except she DOES want to chuck the muzzie immigrants back out. this could get interesting. what’s the french word for popcorn?
so basically we have one racist freak against freaks of different kinds. it’s a no win battle of the monsters, she’d kick the jews out as readily as the moose.
She looks like her grandfather...
I dont begrudge their desire to keep France French
Too late for that here.....
She means something a lot more racist than almost any rock ribbed Americanist would, which is to insist that the melting pot be exactly that, stop these illegale end runs and the hyping of hyphenated allegiances and such.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day!
The siren call of racism etc has become a red herring debate killer whilst most western cultures collapse in a sea of relativism and self incrimination and doubt
Racism has been vastly overaccused, but chillingly in LePen’s case it seems to be genuine.
Cute little Nazi, isn’t she?
LePen is just as socialist, if not more, than the rest of the French political spectrum, but throws anti-semetisim and racism (real racism, not the pretend stuff that gets claimed here a lot) into the mix.
Not under Marine Le Pen. NF is pro-Israel, anti-Muslim-immigrant, and wants to leave the EU and go back to France having its own currency.
Le Pen is one of VERY few French politicians who openly oppose Islamic immigration. If Islamic immigration continues, France will be increasingly controlled by the Islamists.
What happens to French Jews then?
If Mitt Romney wins in the Presidency, the only “right wing” factions we will have here, from then on, will look like this and be 16% too.
See my “broken clock” comment above.
FN is a tax and spend Statist party. They also hate America. and the American way of life.
Elaine: Hey, who do you think is the most unattractive world leader?
Jerry: Living or all time?
Elaine: All time.
Jerry: Well, if it’s all time, then there’s no contest. It begins and ends with Brezhnev.
Elaine: I dunno. You ever get a good look at Degaulle?
George: Lyndon Johnson was uglier than Degaulle.
Elaine: I got news for you. Golda Meir could make ‘em all run up a tree.
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