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  • Leaked Video Shows Man Scrapping Ballots Cast For Le Pen In French Election

    05/09/2017 1:45:06 PM PDT · by Thalean · 23 replies
    Live Leak ^ | May 8, 2017
    A Muslim man recorded himself scrapping hundreds of ballots cast for Marine Le Pen on Sunday's presidential election in France, at Le Blanc Mesnil, northeast of Paris. This raises the question: how many other ballots were scrapped or discounted?
  • Libs reaction to Emmanuel Macron win

    05/08/2017 8:15:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    The libs reaction to Macrons win is funny to me. All over facebook and other social media was full of pretty good stuff. 1. France rejects Trump like candidate!!! 2. Macron will save france!!! 3. Far right can't win in europe!!! 4. The tide is turning and everybody hates Trump across Europe!! 5. French people are not racist!!! Feel free to add what you have seen.
  • Emmanuel Macron wife: Who is Brigitte Trogneux, the former teacher 24 years his senior?

    04/24/2017 6:50:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 64 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:...
  • French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron’s unlikely romance with wife 24 years his senior

    04/24/2017 10:54:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 24, 2017 | MEERA JAGANNATHAN
    The frontrunner in April’s French presidential elections has a May-December thing going on. Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year-old political novice whose Sunday electoral triumph advances him to a run-off against Marine Le Pen next month, is married to a woman 24 years his senior — the same age disparity between President Trump and his ex-model wife, Melania. Macron met Brigitte Trogneux, 64, during the 1990s when she was his high school teacher — then a married mom of three named Brigitte Auzière. The future presidential candidate, aged about 16, bonded with Trogneux while studying drama at La Providence in Amiens, according...
  • Why can't I find French election results? (VANITY)

    04/24/2017 8:31:37 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 22 replies
    Where are the raw numbers for the French election, district by district? Where's the map of France? What are the percentages? Am I wrong to think the mainstream press is blacking out the results, and only reporting exit polls instead of real numbers? Can someone provide a link to where I might find these results?
  • Le Pen Will Be Mightier Than the Leftist Sword on Election Day

    04/23/2017 10:12:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/17 | Mitch Wolfe
    Le Pen also wants to end immigration, slash crime, eradicate Islamism, pull France out of the EU with its emphasis on open borders for all EU citizens I predict that contrary to all the French polls, Marine Le Pen, the charismatic right wing leader of the French National Front Party, will ultimately win the French presidency. I see some of the same signs, both global and local, that led me to successfully predict the Brexit win and the election of Donald Trump several months before the actual American election.
  • French election: Candidates in last TV pitch ahead of vote

    04/20/2017 11:06:34 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/20/2017 | BBC
    All 11 French presidential candidates have made their final pitches in the last set-piece TV encounter ahead of Sunday's first round of voting. Both far-right leader Marine Le Pen and radical leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon voiced sharp criticism of the EU in the early part of the program. The TV encounter was then overshadowed by a deadly shooting in central Paris. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and center-right Francois Fillon both paid tribute to the police targeted by a gunman..... Mr. Fillon said he was cancelling all his campaign events on Friday, the final day of the campaign. Ms Le Pen said she...
  • CIA espionage orders for the 2012 French presidential election

    02/16/2017 10:41:34 AM PST · by tosh · 55 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 02/16/2017 | Wikileaks
    WikiLeaks details CIA infiltrating and influencing the 2012 French Elections. First of many releases of 'Vault 7' to come.
  • Populist Le Pen Leads New French Poll. Front National chief surges ahead...[tr]

    01/11/2017 1:30:14 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 21 replies ^ | January 11, 2017 | Edmund Kozack
    Front National chief surges ahead after calling for Trump-style economic policies in France Right-wing populist Marine Le Pen of the Front National is now leading opinion polls ahead of France’s presidential elections in the spring. A new poll from Ifop-Fiducial released Tuesday shows Le Pen at first place with the backing of 26.5% of voters, while her moderate center-right rival Francois Fillon, of Les Republicains, would receive just over 24% of the vote,... “He is putting in place measures I have been demanding for years,” Le Pen said of Trump. The new poll, ... was based on a sample of...
  • Marion Le Pen becomes youngest French MP in modern history

    06/17/2012 6:51:51 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 27 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | June 17, 2012 | Henry Samuel
    Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, Jean Marie Le Pen's 22-year old granddaughter has become France's youngest MP in modern political history, clinching one of two seats for the far-Right National Front – its first in a quarter of a century. Miss Maréchal-Le Pen, a law undergraduate, came top in her constituency in the southeastern Vaucluse department wtih 49.09 per cent of the vote after a rival Socialist refused to bow out to her mainstream Right rival. Her grandfather, who founded the anti-immigrant, anti-EU party and turns 84 this week, was by her side last night to toast her victory. His party won...
  • Facing election shipwreck, Sarkozy 'friends' rise up

    06/01/2012 4:38:45 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 3 replies ^ | June 1 2012 | Joseph Bamat
      With the right-wing UMP party predicted to lose upcoming parliamentary elections, former interior minister Brice Hortefeux and other French conservatives are embracing recently departed president Nicolas Sarkozy. As conservative leaders in France contemplate a likely defeat in parliamentary elections in June, some among them have rallied around an unlikely figure: defeated former president Nicolas Sarkozy.  The Friends of Nicolas Sarkozy Association was formally established in Paris on Wednesday, fuelling ongoing speculation about the uncertain future of France’s political right. Sarkozy, who lost the May 6 presidential runoff to Socialist rival François Hollande, repeated before and after the vote that he...
  • Socialist Francois Hollande 'wins French presidency'

    05/06/2012 11:09:34 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 68 replies
    Socialist Francois Hollande has been elected as France's new president, early estimates say. He got about 52% of votes in Sunday's run-off, according to projections based on partial results, against 48% for centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. Mr Hollande would be the first French socialist president since 1995.
  • Analysis: Nicolas Sarkozy's miracle is nowhere to be seen at Paris debate

    05/02/2012 4:57:32 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 27 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 5/3/12 | Benedict Brogan, Paris
    Nicolas Sarkozy needed a miracle last night to head off a defeat that looks increasingly inevitable. A marathon, at times violent debate with Francois Hollande was his chance to knock the challenger off his increasingly confident stride. But despite some brutal exchanges, he failed to produce a killer blow. Twenty million people were expected to tune in for a contest that lasted nearly three hours and was broadcast on all networks. It was a real debate, the presenters reduced to mute timekeepers as the candidates knocked spots off each other. There was no quarter given. Mr Sarkozy called his opponent...
  • Nicolas Sarkozy rejects Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accusation he orchestrated downfall

    04/30/2012 1:22:44 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 7 replies
    The Australian ^ | April 29, 2012  | Staff
    Disgraced ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, once tipped to win France's presidential vote, has made a dramatic incursion into the campaign with a claim Nicolas Sarkozy orchestrated his downfall. The accusation came as the battle between Mr Sarkozy and Francois Hollande grew ever more bitter, with the incumbent accusing the front-running Socialist of subjecting him to a “Stalinist trial” over his bid to woo the far right. Mr Strauss-Kahn, in his first major newspaper interview since his disgrace a year ago, told Britain's The Guardian newspaper that his spectacular fall was orchestrated by opponents to prevent him standing as Socialist candidate....
  • Jews to face new challenges in post-elections France

    04/28/2012 1:06:24 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 23 replies ^ | April 25 2012 | Richard Presquier
      The challenge is daunting for Nicholas Sarkozy. The second round of the French Presidential elections will be decided by the transfer of votes.   For the French Jewish community, appalled by the murders in the Jewish school in Toulouse, one of the key issues is how willing each candidate is to fight the new anti-Semitism that has developed under the mask of anti-Zionism.   Nicolas Sarkozy has developed strong links with the French Jewish community; he has a deep knowledge of Israel and a deep sympathy for this country, which he uses sometimes for chiding the Israeli government. France has become the...
  • Hollande and Sarkozy Trade Insults as Runoff Nears

    04/27/2012 11:36:58 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 26 2012 | STEVEN ERLANGER
       With accusations  of fascism and lying, incompetence and imbecility, the French presidential campaign has been one of the nastiest in memory. One legislator from the governing party even compared the partner of the Socialist challenger to a Rottweiler.    With only a week to go before incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy faces off against the favored candidate, the Socialist François Hollande, the insults are flying. Mr. Sarkozy is trying to make up the gap and win back the votes of the far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen, while Mr. Hollande is trying to stay above the fray with professions of...
  • French presidential candidate launches ‘Ni*gas in Paris’ Ad campaign

    04/25/2012 11:25:47 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/23/2012 | Taylor Bigler
       French Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande debuted a campaign video set to Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hit song, “Ni*gas In Paris.” The video, which translates in English to “48 Hours with François Hollande,” features the candidate making campaign stops and his supporters excitedly talking about him. While there are moments of the song that are blocked out with audio clips from his speeches and supporters, most of the song’s extremely explicit lyrics (“ni**a,” “motherf***er,” “s**t,” to name a few) are still in tact. Although the song is in English, the explicit words are hardly new to French ears.  “48...
  • Sarkozy camp insists race not over as France vote looms

    04/20/2012 1:46:10 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 19 2012 | Michael Mainville
    President Nicolas Sarkozy's camp insisted Thursday that France's election race was far from over as the top candidates sought to lure a large number of undecided and apathetic potential voters. Despite his strong and persistent lead in the opinion polls, Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande urged voters to show up for Sunday's first round, worried that a low turnout could benefit Sarkozy. "It is in these next hours that many in France will make their choice. I can see that there is still some hesitation on whether or not to go out to vote," Hollande told AFP in an interview. "My...
  • Sarkozy gains in polls against Socialist front-runner

    03/17/2012 12:43:35 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 5 replies
    France24 ^ | March 16, 2012 | Staff
    With just over a month to go Friday before the first round of France's presidential vote, right-wing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy is closing the gap with Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande.  As polls showed Sarkozy cutting his rival's lead after several weeks of campaigning and a swerve to the right, Hollande was also facing a new threat on his left flank from firebrand Left Front candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon. Keen to regain momentum, Hollande has made a series of promises aimed at cementing his left-wing credentials. On Thursday, during a three-hour appearance on France 2 public television, he also vowed to boost taxes...
  • Carla Bruni-Sarkozy takes up husband Nicolas' cause

    02/21/2012 12:38:56 AM PST · by Cincinna · 26 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 2/20/2012 | Henry Samuel, Marseille
    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy yesterday took up her husband Nicolas' call to "help me succeed for France" as she attended her first ever presidential campaign rally in Marseille. The couple were not married when Mr Sarkozy faced the electorate last time round but on her debut there were chants of "Carla, Carla". The first lady smiled as the cameras zoomed in on her sitting in the front row in a black jacket and grey trousers – the chief of Sarkozy's party UMP Jean-Francois Cope and Prime Minister Francois Fillon by her side. After keeping a low profile since the birth of the...