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  • France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

    04/24/2017 1:47:31 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/24/2017 | BBC
    Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of the National Front (FN) party. The move comes just a day after she reached the second round of the French election, where she will face centrist Emmanuel Macron. Ms. Le Pen told French TV she needed to be above partisan considerations. She told France 2 that France was approaching a "decisive moment"..... Ms. Le Pen used her interview to launch a blistering attack on Mr. Macron, saying his policies would lead to savage globalization and massive immigration, and that he had not shown...
  • French Far-right Pres Candidate Marine Le Pen Steps Down as Head of National Front

    04/24/2017 12:19:53 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 114 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/24/2017 | Fionn Hargreaves
    BREAKING NEWS: French Far-right Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen Steps Down as Head of National Front in Bid to Woo Moderate Voters o The Front National leader quit as she made it to the second round of voting o She will face off against centrist Emmanuel Macron in the final vote on May 7 o President Hollande told voters Le Pen would ruin the economy if she is elected French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as her party's leader. The Front National leader revealed she would be quitting her role in...

    04/24/2017 11:40:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    First Things ^ | 4 . 21 . 17 | Jean Duchesne
    <p>On the day after François Fillon’s victory in the Republican primary in France last November, the leftist daily Libération’s headline was: “Help, Jesus is coming back!” The reason for this distress call was that Fillon is known as a practicing Catholic, a faithful husband (unusual among contemporary politicians), and a regular visitor of the Solesmes Benedictine abbey, the symbol of the allegedly reactionary neo-medieval nineteenth-century religious revival. Worse, he is supported by many of the militants who organized the spectacular (albeit vain) mass demonstrations against the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013.</p>
  • French Intellectuals Lament Loss of Influence as Populism Surges

    04/24/2017 11:35:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Financial Times ^ | APRIL 15, 2017 | Michael Stothard
    National Front has given voice to much of working class once represented by the leftSipping a coffee at Le Rouge Limé café in central Paris, Michael Foessel, professor of philosophy at the École Polytechnique, harks back to a time when leftwing intellectuals really mattered. Long gone are the days, he says, of Pierre Bourdieu leading strikes by railway workers, Michel Foucault shifting the debate on prison reforms, or Émile Zola and his plea for justice during the Dreyfus Affair. “We are no longer the intellectual leaders of this country,” says the 42-year-old, wearing jeans and a tweed jacket. “In the...
  • The 56 French Villages Where Marine Le Pen Didn't Get A Single Vote

    04/24/2017 10:54:01 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Despite coming second in the results, there are a few places in France where Marine Le Pen didn't manage to impress a single inhabitant - 56 places in fact. The map below shows a zoomed out version of the map (so not all 56 points may be fully visible) displaying the villages, all under 100 inhabitants strong, where not a single box was ticked on the ballot paper for Le Pen. It shows two clear clusters of non-Le Pen voting villages, one large group in the south-west, and another tightly packed group of FN-shunners between Grenoble and Marseille. The rest...
  • French poll: Macron leads Le Pen by 24 points in runoff as also-rans unite behind him

    04/24/2017 10:44:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 24, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Not quite all the also-rans, I should say. Jean-Luc Melenchon, the communist, said today he’d offer no endorsement for the runoff, but both Francois Fillon, the center-right candidate, and Benoit Hamon, the socialist, are behind Macron. So is the current president, Francois Hollande, although that’s no surprise. Macron was one of his advisors.
  • 143 arrested in Paris protests after first-round election

    04/24/2017 9:32:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | April 24, 2017 | By Andrew V. Pestano
    France's National Police said it arrested 143 people after protesters unhappy with the first round of the presidential election took to the streets, some damaging property. Hundreds participated Sunday night in "anti-fascist, anti-capitalist" protests in Paris opposing the final two candidates for the presidential runoff. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face each other in the runoff election on May 7. Police said some protesters threw bottles at security forces, set cars on fire and broke store windows.
  • Lefty French Mayor Calls Residents ‘A***holes’, Quits After His Town Votes for Le Pen

    04/24/2017 8:49:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 4/24/17 | Chris Tomlinson
    The left wing mayor of the northern French town of Annezin, Daniel Delomez, has announced his resignation after residents in his town voted for anti-mass migration Front National leader Marine Le Pen.Delomez called the result of the first round of the French presidential election “catastrophic” as Le Pen and independent Emmanuel Macron advanced to the second round. The reason for his resignation, according to the mayor, was that he felt it was a waste of his time serving people he referred to as “arseholes”, L’Avenir de L’Artois reports.Ms. Le Pen received a massive 38 per cent of the vote in the small town located in the...
  • Emmanuel Macron wife: Who is Brigitte Trogneux, the former teacher 24 years his senior?

    04/24/2017 6:50:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    Mr Macron has been dubbed “chou-chou” (teacher’s pet) by French media because of his unusual relationship. The 39-year-old is married to Brigitte Trogneux, a glamorous blonde who as well as being 24 years older than him, was also his high school drama teacher. They first met when he was 15 years old and she was a 40-year-old married mother-of-three. “He wasn’t like the others,” Brigitte told a French documentary last year, “he wasn’t a teenager. He had a relationship of equals with other adults.” Related articles French election 2017: What will the result mean for Brexit? French election 2017 date:...
  • The Traditional Parties Lost: France Will Now Choose between Two Outsiders, Macron and Le Pen

    04/24/2017 6:59:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/24/2017 | John Fund
    Only a decade ago, France’s two traditional major parties — the conservative Republicans and the Socialists — won 57 percent of the vote between them in the first round of the country’s presidential elections. On Sunday, both parties together won less than half that — only 26 percent. Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old independent who placed first in this year’s round, declared that the nation had “discarded” the two once-dominant parties. Now France will have two weeks of ferocious fighting between the two finalists — Macron and the populist National Front leader Marine Le Pen. Supporters of Le Pen note...
  • Shattuck: Voters look to Make France Great Again

    04/24/2017 3:12:02 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 24 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-24-17 | Tom Shattuck
    All the smartest people in the world are setting themselves up for more Brexit- and Trump-style shock and disappointment, this time in France. Last night, Western European globalists and experts breathed a collective sigh of relief as pro-EU, anti-Brexit, pro-immigration centrist Emmanuel Macron edged out the National Front’s Trump-esque Marine Le Pen for a narrow first-place finish in the French presidential race, roughly 23 percent to 22 percent. The pair will face off in a May 7 runoff election, which “everyone” naturally expects Le Pen to lose.
  • Exit Polls: Establishment Favorite Emmanuel Macron Will Take On Nationalist Marine Le Pen in Round 2

    04/23/2017 10:27:38 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-23-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Polls in France have closed. According to the exit polls, independent candidate Emmanuel Macron -- who's leading a "movement" rather than a party -- and Front National leader Marine Le Pen will proceed to the second round of the French presidential election. That's exactly what was indicated in the poll of polls, which had Macron leading the field with 24 percent, followed by Le Pen with 22 percent. The exit polls show Macron with 23.7 percent and Le Pen with 21.7 percent. If those results prove true, the last polls were right on the money. For Le Pen, today's result...
  • The Battle for France

    04/22/2017 1:56:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 20 Apr, 2017 | SCOTT MCCONNELL
    Think what you will about America’s contentious identity politics; compared with France, the United States remains Mayberry, TV’s symbol of small-town innocence. We may have Black Lives Matter, massive resistance to a president seeking to enforce the country’s existing immigration laws, and urban riots. But in France the riots are bigger and last far longer. It has hundreds of thousands of people possessing French citizenship but evincing no discernible national loyalty. And there are few geographic barriers between itself and the sources of inundating immigration. No one can forecast with confidence the American future—whether it be a more or less...
  • This is why millions of French people will vote Marine Le Pen for president

    04/23/2017 1:49:26 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    Marine Le Pen has lambasted by her rivals, criticised by leading economists and business leaders, declared public enemy number one by most politicians outside her party and had war declared on her by sextremists Femen. Yet on Sunday in the first round of the French presidential election somewhere between seven and eight million French people are expected to vote for her as the next president of France. We asked some of those voters who attended her raucous rally in Paris to tell us why, in just one sentence or two.
  • Breaking: La Pen now Leads 24.8% versus 22.19%

    04/23/2017 12:50:39 PM PDT · by fision · 162 replies
    BBC TV | BBC
    French Interior Ministry now has La Pen in first place>
  • [French] Presidential election could lead to rioting [truncated][calls Le Pen "National Socialist"!]

    04/23/2017 12:21:12 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/22/2017 | Rory Mulholland
    Riots could break out in cities across France after results are announced of the first round of the presidential election, intelligence services have warned, as the most unpredictable vote in decades goes ahead amid a heightened terror alert. Trouble is almost certain if the far-Right leader Marine Le Pen and her far-Left counterpart Jean-Luc-Mélenchon are the two candidates who make it through to the second and final round on May 7, according to a report issued by French intelligence services. The confidential document, leaked to Le Parisien newspaper, said that at the top of the list of potential security problems...
  • French election first round results 2017 – as they come in

    04/23/2017 11:26:05 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 49 replies
    Guardian ^ | 4/23/17
    Voters in France went to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election. The top two candidates go into a run-off in a fortnight. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are narrow favourites, but François Fillon and Jean-Luc Mélenchon trailed them tightly in the polls. Find out who’s ahead and who’s winning where

    04/23/2017 7:07:16 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 39 replies
    Westmonster ^ | 4/23/2016 | Westmonster
    A shock leaked poll obtained by Belgian newspaper La Libre shows Marine Le Pen leading the French Presidential race on 26%, with conservative Francois Fillon in second place on 22%. If that result played out today it would mean that establishment favourite Emmanuel Macron would be knocked out and that Le Pen would take on Fillon one-on-one.
  • Leaked Poll of French Election Has Le Pen (26%) In The Lead, Followed by Conservative Fillon (22%)

    04/23/2017 8:38:37 AM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 hour ago | BY MICHAEL VAN DER GALLEN
    Belgian newspaper La Libre got its hands on a new poll of the French presidential election "conducted by one of the candidates' teams." If these results play out today, we're going to experience a political earthquake: Last night, unveiled the figures of the latest poll conducted at the request of a candidate's team at a well-known polling institute after the attack on the Champs-Elysees... Marine Le Pen would be leading with 26%. François Fillon would be slightly ahead of Emmanuel Macron with 22%, against 21% for the former Minister of Economy of François Hollande. The two candidates, however, remain...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Shock waves through France as far-right Marine Le Pen makes it

    04/23/2017 10:39:49 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 259 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 23, 2017 | Nick Fagge
    BREAKING NEWS: Shock waves through France as far-right Marine Le Pen makes it into the second round of nation’s presidential elections Marine Le Pen made it into the second round of nation’s presidential elections, according to exit polls She stormed into the final ballot in second place to face centrist independent Emmanuel Macron A polling station in Eastern France was forced to close as bomb squad was deployed to deal with a vehicle The worrying incident comes after a deadly ISIS gun attack on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Thursday France’s far right National Front sent shock waves through Europe...