Skip to comments.Why French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen is attracting youth [Tough on immigration]
Posted on 03/30/2014 5:01:15 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Although he has studied the French far-right party National Front for nearly two decades, even sociologist Sylvain Crépon didnt expect party leader Marine Le Pen's popularity among young voters to reach the heights it has.
... distrust in mainstream politicians and the ongoing struggle to find jobs has made Ms. Le Pen increasingly popular with young voters to the extent that she could get as many or even more votes from this age group than President Nicolas Sarkozy in the April 22 election.
A March poll of 18 to 22-year-olds by the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) found that Le Pen scored 23 percent, putting her in second place among voters from that age group. Socialist Party candidate and frontrunner François Hollande earned 31 percent and Mr. Sarkozy scored 21 percent.
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I know there are BIG differences between France and the USA, and I also know that this is a story that is a couple years old.
Still, I think the RIGHT in America can learn a little bit about appealing to the youth of America from Marine Le Pen.
By the way, the party of Marine Le Pen JUST CRUSHED THE SOCIALISTS in local elections in France.
So there, ya Socialist clowns.
Not by moving left I would hope
They are just as left on many issues though
Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far right in France.
I heard Le Pen is pals with the Iranians.
There are no good guys over there.
By being “anti-immigrant”, they don’t mean kicking them out, but forcing them to assimilate into French culture.
Nice notion on paper, but it will never happen.
Yeah, well wait until the UN shows up and tells France they are being illegal anti-emigration. Just like they’re saying about the USA. We’re supposed to accept illegals defying our laws.
Sarkozy is not the President. He served from 2007 until 2012.
The National Front used to be Anti-Semitic to the core. Marine Le Pen has tried a PR strategy of cleaning up her party's antisemitic image. But the Front National continues to work closely with Frederic Chatillon, a fervent supporter of Hizbollah and promoter of Holocaust-denying literature. http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/66891/marine-le-pen-dont-french-jews-get-it
Be Wary of Pretty Blondes Spouting Faux Nationalism.
Point taken. Thanks. I do have a problem with the French anyway.
I just want people to be informed.
Just because a party agrees with us on one thing doesn't mean they are on our side.
Antisemitism is a huge barometer for me. (as I am sure it is to you too, for obvious reasons)
I hate antisemitism in all its forms. Don’t care what person or what country. Right now I’m reading “The Odessa Files” by Frederick Forsyth - first time. I’m about a third through the book and almost hurled it across the room.
It's Sad to see what people will do one another, it hurts more when it's your own people they are going after :(
K, thanks, will do.
Thanks for the heads up.
OUI Marine Le Pen!
A true Christian conservative.
Nope. In Europe, “Left” is Communist. “Right” is Socialist. These are not “true Christian Conservatives” and no equivalent to the American Right.