Monday, 24 April 2017

First round presidential win for Madame Frexit Marine Le Pen and French Blair Emmanuel Macron changes French politics forever

Supporters of far-right leader Marine Le Pen are celebrating after she stormed into the French president election final vote.
The National Front leader won a 21.58% share behind the centre-left candidate Emmanuel Macron on 23.82%, with 46million of the 47million votes counted.
It means Le Pen, who wants to leave the European Union, is set for the final showdown on May 7 against Macron – the pro-Europe 39-year-old seen as France’s Tony Blair 
Le Pen told supporters she was “honoured” to reach the run-off in the closest election since the Second World War.
She added: “This result is historic. It puts on me a huge responsibility to defend the French nation, its unity, its security, its culture, its prosperity and its independence.”
Yesterday was the first time in French history that the incumbent president – Socialist Francois Hollande – did not run due to poor ratings.
And with no established parties making it through, as conservative Francois Fillon garnered 19.96% and far-leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon came in on 19.49%, the French political landscape has now changed for ever.

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