Marine Le Pen’s chances of defeating establishment favourite Emmanuel Macron appear to be improving.
The latest IFOP poll has Le Pen trailing 42% versus 58% in a hypothetical match-up, the highest they have ever had her in such an election.
But if you drill a little into the numbers, Macron’s support is far more vulnerable. 33% of those currently planning to vote for him still say that they could change their mind.
It is a stark contrast to Le Pen’s support base, with 87% committing to vote for her no matter what now.
Also key will be how other vote bases redistribute after the first round of the electoral contest. Conservative Francois Fillon’s current supporters break almost evenly, with 34% backing Le Pen and 37% who would vote for Macron.
This is a contest growing tighter by the week. If the establishment lose in France, the EU is finished.
As major elections in Europe draw near, populist-nationalist candidates Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen lead their races in the Netherlands and France, respectively, fueled by crucial support from youthful, energized voting bases.
While the mainstream media would have the general public believing that national sovereignty and anti-globalism are the agendas of only old, rich, white racists, the truth is that young voters are breaking the collectivist conditioning drilled into them by corrupted education systems, mindless celebrity pawns and weaponized media and advertising.
A day after theinauguration of Donald Trump, prominent leaders of Europe’s right-wing populist parties will gather in the German city of Koblenz in what observers see as a show of force targeting the European Union.
The meeting gained widespread attention in Germany as the first public get-together of Frauke Petry, chairwoman of the Alternative for Germany (AfD), and Marine Le Pen, president of France’s National Front.
Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders and Matteo Salvini of Italy’s Northern League are also set to speakGerman political commentators consider the meeting a signal of the AfD’s shifting further to the right, since many Germans associate France’s National Front in particular with anti-Semitism and extreme right-wing positions. at the one-day conference organised by Marcus Pretzell, an AfD member of the European Parliament. (more…)
MARINE LE PEN has dealt a crippling blow to the European Union by promising she will hold a referendum to decide whether France remains in the Union if she becomes president.
The president of the National Front, a right-wing Eurosceptic party, issued the warning to Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission after branding his state of the Union speech to MEPs at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, “insipid”.
Expressing his “regret” at the historical Brexit vote, Mr Juncker insisted the EU is “not at risk”. (more…)
PARIS — She’s the youngest French lawmaker and in an election this weekend could become the youngest president of a powerful region.
Marion Marechal-Le Pen, 26, is the fresh-faced rising star of the far-right National Front, using a soft touch to deliver hard messages on migrants and Muslims that outdo her tough-talking aunt, party leader Marine Le Pen.
The stakes in Sunday’s vote for leadership councils in 13 French regions are high. If the two Le Pens win their regions, the anti-immigration National Front will shatter France’s current political landscape — and Marine Le Pen will boost her chances in France’s 2017 presidential campaign.
Both women performed so well in the Dec. 6 first-round vote that the beleaguered governing Socialists pulled out their candidates and ordered supporters to cast ballots for the rival conservatives.
In the meantime, the golden girl with long blonde locks running in southern France appears undaunted by the task.
She is “a woman of velvet with a character of steel,” Stephane Ravier, a National Front senator, said as he introduced Marechal-Le Pen at a campaign rally Wednesday in Marseille.
The younger Le Pen appeals to both Catholic traditionalists and to the radical identity movement thriving in the south that is trying to keep France French. Dishing out that message, she has vowed that as head of her southern region, she would cut funds to planned parenthood groups and associations representing Muslims.
“We are not a land of Islam,” she said at a rally in Toulon. Muslims can be French citizens “only on condition that they bend to the customs and the way of life that Greek, Roman and 16 centuries of Christianity fashioned.”
The French model “has been abandoned in favor of the multicultural ideal, a kind of right to be different that I profoundly believe contributes to the French fracture,” she said.
Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front is leading in the first round of regional elections, leading all parties in six out of 13 regions and garnering 28 percent of the national vote, according to Interior Ministry estimates.
Le Pen and her niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, are both set to take more than 40 percent of the vote in the north and southeast of the country, TV exit polls showed on Sunday.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the people have spoken out and France can now hold her head high. This vote confirms what has not been confirmed by official observers – the National Front is now the leading party in the country,” Le Pen told her supporters.
The Ifop, OpinionWay and Ipsos project polling agencies predict that the National Front won between 27 and 30 percent of the ballots in Sunday’s voting, followed by former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s party, The Republicans, and President Francois Hollande’s governing Socialists.
If confirmed, it would be the first time the National Front has captured any of France’s regions as well as boost Marine Le Pen’s chances for the presidential election in 2017.
Voters from the east of France, from Alsace to Burgundy, as well as from parts of the center and south, are also expected to choose La Pen and her party.
Since the Paris attacks, Marine Le Pen has been focusing her attention on security and the immigration crisis. Her strong emphasis on these issues in the final days of campaigning has attracted a significant number of new supporters.
Gearoid O Colmain, a French political analyst, believes that Le Pen has been successful due to her rhetoric, which is quite clear for the French.
“It [National Front] speaks the language people understand,” he said.“People say ‘She seems to be the only person is talking sense around here.’ When she says we need to support Assad [to fight terrorism] – she is right.”
As shown in an earlier NF post, recently pro-White Nick Griffin confronted the European Leaders with their complicity in White Genocide. Mr. Griffin named the Coudenhove-Kalergi plan as the smoking gun showing the Genocidal foundation the European Union was founded on. Here is a video of Jean-Marie Le Pen making the same point in 2008. This video is currently doing the rounds on pro-White sites as it is highly applicable to the state of present day Europe, there is an accompanying surge of awareness of the Kalergi plan.
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