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  • France Yellow Vests Week 183: The Legislative Election Campaign, Le Pen Says This Was Her Last Presidential Campaign But..

    05/14/2022 6:44:13 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
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    The various factions big and small moving towards the two rounds of voting for the National Assembly (June 12th and 19th). "Left" leader Jean-Luc Melenchon riding high in polls for the first round of voting leading other factions but after the consolidation of support in the second round his united "Left" faction will best get 165 of the 577 seats according to the polling. The National Rally of Marine Le Pen trails both the "Left" faction and the faction supporting President Emmanuel Macron. Her best outcome in the second round polling data is 80 seats. The polling data as it...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 182: The "Left" Mobilizes, The Economy Flounders, Macron Sworn In For Second Term

    05/07/2022 7:49:05 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
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    The "Bernie Sanders-AOC" of French politics Jean-Luc Melenchon missed the second round of the presidential vote last month but his strong third place showing became a catalyst for a campaign to promote Melenchon as the only viable force to keep President President Emmanuel Macron in check. Melenchon has touted himself as the next Prime Minister of France if the "Left" could win the upcoming legislative elections of June 12th and 19th. His "France Unbowed" (LFI) party this week concluded agreements with the "Green Left", the Communists and the Socialists to run a coordinated slate of candidates across hundreds of the...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 181: Macron Wins His Election But..., Protest For Abolition Of Health-Vaccine Passport Law

    04/30/2022 7:11:29 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
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    This week French voters expressed their dissatisfaction with the final round results of their Presidential election. Even though many gave Macron a win over Marine Le Pen, others did not vote for spoiled their ballots. 55 percent of those polled this week saying Macron's re-election to a second and final term under France's constitution was a bad thing for the country... A huge number of protests planned for tomorrow in France on May Day a traditional day of protest for trade unions and the Left. In Paris today the protest continues for Week 181... Protesters making the point today that...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 180: Has Le Pen Been Stopped? Protests Across The Country

    04/23/2022 6:30:57 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
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    "What's the point of shouting 'Macron Resign!' everywhere when you can fire him." Marine Le Pen Making A Campaign Speech Thursday 4/21/2022 Marine Le Pen made her pitch for votes trying to reach and unify the anti-Macron vote in France embodied in Yellow Vests protests demanding he leave office with many protesters coming from a left-wing perspective. Mewanwhile the leader of the "Left" in France Jean-Luc Melenchon trotted out before the cameras this week in France with mainstream media demanding he endorse Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen. Melenchon denounced Le Pen but could not offer up praise for Macron,...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 179: Stopping Le Pen, Surging Election Related Protest

    04/16/2022 8:45:51 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
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    Last Saturday left-wing protesters swelled the ranks of Yellow Vests demonstrating in Paris and other cities as the Left in France mobilized ahead of the Sunday First Round vote in the presidential election. Their hope was to see Left candidate Jean-Lue Melenchon reach the final round against incumbent Emmanuel Macron. But in the end a surging Marine Le Pen took the second spot to face off against Macron in the final round vote a week from tomorrow. Now the challenge for "Establishment" forces like the Mainstream Media and the Macron government is to shut down Marine Le Pen in the...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 178: Presidential Election Weekend, COVID Freedom Convoy In The South, Protests Continue

    04/09/2022 8:12:00 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
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    "Don't forget what you have been through, the "Yellow Vests", the impoverished pensioners, the humiliated workers, the young people from whom we took two years of freedom" National Rally Presidential Canadidate Marine Le Pen Speaks To Her Final Campaign Rally In Perpignan, France 4/7/2022 Tomorrow in the first round of France's Presidential election voters will be able to register their verdict on Emmanuel Macron's five years in office. It was his fuel tax policies in 2018 that helped to launch the Yellow Vests protests. Higher energy taxes in the name of fighting "climate change" and "going green" had to be...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 177: "A Hope Rising", Yellow Vests Take To The Streets Again

    04/03/2022 4:43:54 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
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    It was an optimistic Marine Le Pen campaigning in the Alsace region of France on Friday. Le Pen, the National Rally candidate for President, saying there is a "great dynamic" on the ground in her favor. She believes that with just over a week to go before the first round of voting many of the French are beginning to realize that Emmanuel Macron's re-election is not a foregone conclusion. Le Pen indicating that the old "demonizaton" of her as "far-right" will not work this time around. She says Macron has to answer for a record she calls "deplorable" when it...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 176: Economics Drives Latest Election Polls, The Protests Continue

    03/26/2022 8:04:17 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
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    "There are 15 days left (in this campaign), I say to the French 'wake up'. You have everything in your hands but if you re-elect Emmanuel Macron you will suffer terribly for 5 years" Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (DLF Party-Gaullist Candidate For President Speaks To BFM-TV Saturday 3/26/2022 Two weeks from tomorrow the first round of France's presidential election and the economic issues seem to be getting more concern from voters than matters like national identity and immigration. The inflation fueled by massive governnent spending over COVID and economic sanctions against Russia translating into more support for National Rally candidate Marine Le...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 175: Buying Off Voters With Lower Gas Prices, Protests Continue

    03/19/2022 8:38:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
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    22 days until first round voting in France's Presidential Election and this week Business teamed up with Government in France to keep gasoline prices down at the time of the election. Total, a major provider of gas cutting its prices 11 US cents a litre. That's equal to 40 US cents a gallon. This in addition to the 60 cents a gallon give back from the government in gas prices that starts April 1st nine days before the first round vote. Today the Yellow Vests protests continue in France on a "Worldwide Day Of Freedom" protests worldwide opposing COVID mandates...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 174: Four Weeks To First Presidential Round, Nationwide Protest Again

    03/12/2022 6:59:22 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
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    Four weeks from tomorrow the first round of France's Presidenial Election and a Ukraine induced pattern has emerged for the election that puts the incumbent "Globalist" Emmanuel Macron in the apparent driver's seat. He leads Marine Le Pen of the National Rally in the first round and then when the two of them move onto the second round he wins by 12 percentage points perhaps more. The lesser known candidates fading in the polls some now show Left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon sitting on third place at 13 percent. Today in Northern France a very traditional Yellow Vests protest at a...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 173: Macron Makes It Official, Le Pen Solid Second In Polling, Yellow Vests And Health Freedom Advocates Continue Protests

    03/05/2022 6:20:26 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
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    This week French President Emmanuel Macron released a letter making official his bid for a second term as President of France. The first round of the election April 10th with the second round between the top two finishers on April 24th. Going into his announcement Macron was speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the role of "mediator". German Chancellor Olaf Scholz played that role in a conversation yesterday. Polling data in France since the Ukraine story took over the news cycle showing new strength for Marine Le Pen she is now in a solid second place for the first...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 172: Ukraine Issue For Macron, Protests Continue

    02/26/2022 7:43:09 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
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    French President Emmanuel Macron went full bore into the Ukraine situation in the last week holding phone conversations with Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden. Macron also joining the Russian sanctions chorus at the end of the week looking presidential as the 2022 Presidential Election approaches (First Round April 10, Second Round April 24). (Special Report: A cargo ship belonging to an ethnic Russian leader in the Baltic states seized in the English Channel and directed to a French port. The Russian Embassy in Paris asking for an explanation. French President Emmanuel Macron convening a defense council meeting on Saturday afternoon)...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 170: "Le Convoi De La Liberte" The New Dynamic Of Protest In France Vehicles Evade Police Enter Paris Police Assault Protesters Make Arrests Issue Tickets

    02/12/2022 8:05:13 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
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    When the Yellow Vests first emerged in the fall of 2018 the movement driven by higher fuel taxes imposed in the name of combating 'climate change' and other grievances including government sale of highways to private companies that imposed tolls on the roads the movement spread quickly... But now a new spark to the protest inspired by the trucker freedom convoys in Canada. Various freedom convoys of more than 3000 vehicles from various directions reported by French authorities to be enroute to Paris this weekend... BFM-TV reportng interception of 450 vehicles by police in the Paris area... Inside Paris the...
  • France Yellow Vests week 165: New Stricter Vaccine Passport Approaches, Macron's Shocking Language, Large Crowds Today "Your Vaccines Make Variants'

    01/08/2022 8:23:00 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
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    "I really want to *iss them off, we will continue to do so"- French President Emmanuel Macron Speaks About The Unvaccinated In Newspaper Interview As the new strict vaccine passport that only allows for vaccination or recovery fronm COVID in order to be valid moved through France's National Assembly this week, President Macron minced no words whe asked about the unvaccinated by "Le Parisien". A snap poll showed 53 percent of the French shocked by Macron's comment. A snap poll showed 53 percent of the French shocked by Macron's comment. Regardless the vaccine passport passed the National Assembly 214-93 with...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 163: Protest Continues On Christmas Day Government Could Impose New Restrictions Next Week

    12/25/2021 7:51:50 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
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    Christmas Day 2021 marks the 163rd Saturday since the first Yellow Vests protests occurred in France. The fear of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant running high all week long Thursday 1.55 million COVID tests in France with around six percent of them coming back positive. The Omicron fear factor could last right up to April's election for president that's when new vaccine batches are expected to emerge that will be more effective against Omicron than existing shots. Politics continuing to be discussed new polling showing Emmanuel Macron the leader of the pack for the first round of presidential election voting...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 161: The Swirl Of Presidential Politics "The Health Pass False Freedom True Submission"

    12/11/2021 8:48:57 PM PST · by Nextrush
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    A new flavor in the French presidential race. Valerie Pecresse emerging from a "primary of the Right" in France to be the candidate of Les Republicains one of France's "mainstream" parties. Pecresse is President of the Ile de France region in and around Paris. Her victory last weekend led to instant polling that gave her second place in the first round behind incumbent Emmanuel Macron. And the polling for the second round showing Pecresse a winner over Macron by a narrow margin. Macron himself went before the media on Thursday for a press conference in the aftermath of the polls....
  • France Yellow Vests Week 160: Macron Visits Money Rich Gulf Arabs, Government Treading The COVID Situation Health Freedom Protests Continue Including Overseas France

    12/04/2021 10:11:19 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
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    French President Emmanuel Macron visitng the money rich Gulf Arab countries this weekend as he faces the Presidential elections in just over four months. The United Arab Emirates agreeing to buy 80 Rafale fighter jets. 12 French helicopters also part of the 19.2 billion US dollar deal. A bit of a boost following the debacle of the 90 billion submarine deal with Australia falling apart under the weight of the AUKUS security alliance to counter China in the "Indo-Pacific". Today President Macronmeeting Saudi Arabia's de-facto ruler Mohammed Bin Salman. France and Saudi Arabia with a 'joint initiative" on Lebanon where...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 158: The Third Anniversary Macron Goes Third Jab Trouble In Guadeloupe Yellow Vests Hearken Back To Roots

    11/20/2021 8:46:26 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
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    Anniversary events this weekend commemorating the shock wave that went through France in November of 2018 as hundreds of thousands even a million people at a time took to the streets and highways of France in a nationwide protest movement. The Yellow Vest is an item required of all French motorists by law and it became a symbol of a protest aimed at rising gasoline prices as the government of President Emmanuel Macron imposed new taxes and planned more as a "Green" policy. The Yellow Vests occupied toll booths on French highways that had been sold by the government... Much...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 157: Macron Speech Approaching Election, COVID Threat?

    11/13/2021 9:13:22 PM PST · by Nextrush
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    Politics in France this week President Macron's Monday night speech one where he proposed six new nuclear power plants as a means of putting France into compliance with its "climate" goals of reducing carbon emissions. Macron also putting on hold the notion of "pension reform" in France while the COVID situation is still impacting France. The "reform" expected to cut pension benefits for millions of French citizens was a contentious issue that drove the early days of Yellow Vests protests in the country. The political opposition in France including Mr. Macron's leading opponent in next April's presidential election Marine Le...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 154: At Least 100 Euros For 48 Million People In France, Health Record Privacy Waived In Schools, Nationwide Protest Continues

    10/23/2021 9:04:39 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
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    ..the government of President Emmanuel Macron announced an "inflation allowance" that will send at least 100 euros (116 US dollars) to 48 million people in France. The move comes with less than six months until voters go to the polls next year in the presidential election. For those in France who's income is below 2000 euros a month the payout will be even greater perhaps as much as 200 to 300 euros. Also this week legislative action to allow school principals in France to have knowledge of the vaccination status of school students. It was a matter that caused a...