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  • Marine Le Pen: Is France's National Front leader far-right?

    11/22/2017 7:36:53 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | undated | Hugh Schofield
    Marine Le Pen's political awakening came at the age of eight, when she survived a bombing at her family's Paris home. Five kilograms of dynamite had been placed on the landing outside the apartment at 9 Villa Poirier. The explosion ripped open the entire front of the building. A baby in the next-door flat fell five floors and was saved by the branches of a tree. In her autobiography, the woman who took over the leadership of France's National Front (FN) from her father describes the chaos, the smoke and debris. She and her two sisters “were on our knees...
  • France's Marine Le Pen charged over funding scandal

    07/01/2017 1:10:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies ^ | 30 June 2017 | bbc
    French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been placed under formal investigation over an alleged European parliament funding scandal. The allegations were passed to French investigators who have opened a case. The parliament suspects some €5m (£4m; $5.4m) went to assistants of Ms Le Pen's National Front (FN) who were not working for MEPs but were actually engaged in FN party work in France. The National Front has denied the allegations.
  • Marine Le Pen poll rating shock for French politics

    03/06/2011 10:10:30 AM PST · by decimon · 37 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | March 6, 2011 | Unknown
    An opinion poll suggesting far-right leader Marine Le Pen could win the first round of next year's presidential election has caused a shock in France.The survey for Le Parisien newspaper puts the National Front leader, who took over from her father Jean-Marie in January, ahead of all other candidates. It gives her 23% of the vote, 2% ahead of both President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist leader Martine Aubry. However, some analysts question the accuracy of the online poll. Online surveys are arguably less reliable than telephone polling, and Le Parisien's poll assumes Ms Aubry will be chosen as the Socialists'...
  • France's Le Pen says she is victim of 'banking fatwa' over account closures

    11/22/2017 5:01:06 AM PST · by Petrosius · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 22, 2017 | Simon Carraud and Ingrid Melander
    NANTERRE/PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused banks on Wednesday of closing accounts that belong to her and her party, saying she has been the victim of a "banking fatwa" meant to silence her National Front. The 49-year-old is smarting from defeat in presidential and parliamentary elections this year, during which she already accused French banks of being politically biased for not giving loans to finance her campaigns. "This is an attempt to suffocate an opposition party and no democrat should accept that," Le Pen told a news conference, calling on President Emmanuel Macron and other political...
  • Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate (right before terror attack injures 3 Aussies)

    08/17/2017 9:19:54 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/17/2017 | BBC
    The leader of Australia's far-right One Nation party has worn a burkha on the floor of the nation's Senate. Pauline Hanson's entrance drew audible shock from other senators ahead of a bid by her party to ban the garment in Australia. Government minister George Brandis condemned Ms. Hanson's stunt and "counselled and cautioned" her against causing offense to religious groups. Mr. Brandis received a standing applause from opposition parties..... Her motion to ban the garment will be debated in the Senate later on Thursday. In a statement online, she said 'the need to ban full face coverings in public (is)...
  • France polls: Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority (Marine Le Pen wins seat)

    06/18/2017 7:59:27 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/18/2017 | BBC
    French President Emmanuel Macron's party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory. With nearly all votes counted, his La Republique en Marche, alongside its MoDem allies, won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The winning margin is lower than some expected.... .....National Front won eight seats, but it had set its sights on 15. FN leader Marine Le Pen, 48 has won a seat in parliament for the first time, representing Henin-Beaumont, a depressed former mining town in the north.....
  • The Spoils of War - Learning Lessons from a French Election

    05/13/2017 3:52:36 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 12, 2017 AD | John F Di Leo
    The May 7 Presidential election in France gained the notice of American media far more than any other French election in fifty years. The American press is notorious for its poor coverage of world affairs, so the rare times that the MSM does choose to shine their light on a foreign country, it merits comment. In this case, the reason is easy to see: the press didn’t pay attention to France because of its geopolitical importance, or our shared history with the country, but because they had a chance to design a narrative that matched their politics: they imagined a...
  • Exclusive: Front National Candidate Reveals Party's Potential New Name ("The Patriots")

    05/12/2017 1:33:24 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/11/2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Paris, France: Front National legislative candidate Aymeric Durox has revealed to Breitbart London the new name of the Front National could be "Les Patriotes", or the Patriots. Mr. Durox said the name change, which was talked about on Sunday evening following the defeat of anti-mass migration candidate Marine Le Pen, is likely to be Les Patriots citing the office of vice Florian Philippot registering the name in 2015.... The Front National, or perhaps soon Les Patriots, are challenging the establishment parties in next month's French legislative elections. Mr. Durox, who is standing in Paris, said all the establishment candidates he...
  • That Movie Doesn’t End Well

    05/08/2017 5:28:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-8-17 | MOTUS
    Quite a weekend. Frost warnings all across the MidWest: Spring Frost, 1919, Elioth Gruner In and effort to win the hearts and what’s left of the minds of the American public Democrats went on the Sunday shows to wail about the black hearts of Republicans and their healthcare plan which will “kill thousands of people.” Even the chief architect of the Obamacare disaster took to the airwaves to explain how Trump is the one responsible for Obamacare’s implosion: …said the man who told us it was “the stupidity of the American voter” that required him to obfuscate (lie about) the...
  • Macron's French presidential campaign emails leaked online

    05/05/2017 6:11:38 PM PDT · by Enchante · 104 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2017 | Eric Auchard and Bate Felix
    Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
  • Brexit: English language 'losing importance'-EU's Juncker (Speaks French two days before election)

    05/05/2017 6:30:28 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/5/2017 | BBC
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told a conference in Italy on the EU that "English is losing importance in Europe". Amid tensions with the UK over looming Brexit negotiations, he said he was delivering his speech in French. "Slowly but surely English is losing importance in Europe and also because France has an election," he said, explaining his choice of language..... Top EU officials say they want liberal independent Emmnanuel Macron to beat his nationalist rival, Marine Le Pen......
  • What Will it Take for Le Pen to Win the French Election?

    05/03/2017 12:36:37 PM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    This Sunday, the French people will go to the voting booths with a choice between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen for the Presidency of France. So far, it looks set to be a landslide for the Pro-EU Macron, but there has been some slight movement on the polls that show that it may not be all over for Le Pen. The latest poll from Harris Interactive shows that Macron will get 61% of the final vote (leaving Le Pen on 39%), but this is almost a 6% change since April 20th. Not only that, but there are several elements...
  • Le Pen and Macron to face off in French election debate

    05/03/2017 6:10:57 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/3/2017 | BBC
    The two contenders for the French presidency go head to head on Wednesday in a TV debate seem as the climax of a long and bitter campaign. The aim for centrist Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen is to win the votes of large numbers of undecided or reluctant voters. While Mr. Macron is well ahead in the polls, his lead has narrowed and an estimated 18% of voters are undecided..... For Marine Le Pen it is her big chance to land some blows and make up ground by exposing her 39-year-old rival's relative inexperience. Emmanuel Macron...
  • France's Le Pen says best placed to face 'new world' of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin

    05/03/2017 1:22:30 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 9 replies
    Financial Express ^ | 5/3/2017 | Reuters
    Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Tuesday she was better placed than her rival, centrist Emmanuel Macron, to defend France's interests in what she called the "new world" of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin. Le Pen, who rails against "uncontrolled globalization", hopes to channel the same nationalist, anti-establishment sentiment that propelled Trump to the White House and spurred Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and become the first woman to lead France. She bills Macron, a pro-European Union former investment banker, as a stooge of banks and the elite. "I think I'm best placed...
  • French election: Le Pen and Macron spar ahead of runoff

    05/01/2017 9:35:35 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/1/2017 | BBC
    The two rivals in France's presidential race have traded accusations at the start of the last week of campaigning. .....Marine Le Pen lambasted pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron as a "candidate of continuity". Mr. Macron said he would fight "until the last second" against Ms. Le Pen ideas "of what constitutes democracy"..... She launched a full-throttle attack on Mr. Macron, calling him a candidate of "a morbid continuity, littered with the corpses of jobs transferred offshore, the ruins of bust businesses, and the gaping holes of deficit and debt". "Emmanuel Macron is just (current President) Francois Hollande, who wants to stay...
  • Hypocritical Emmanuel Macron: 'The EU Either Reforms Or There Will Be A Frexit!'

    05/01/2017 7:44:22 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05-01-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Last year, both British and Dutch voters used referendums to make their thoughts clear on the European Union: they are fed up with it. In the United Kingdom, Brits voted in favor of Brexit, while Dutch voters shot down the European association agreement with Ukraine (which was consequently pushed through by the European overlords regardless). In both cases, voters expressed their growing discontent with the power-hungry technocrats in charge of the Grand European Project™. This eurosceptic movement has now spread to France. That's not just clear from Marine Le Pen's success in the first round of the French presidential elections,...
  • Marine Le Pen picks us endorsement from first round candidate, will name him Prime Minister

    04/29/2017 3:52:08 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    4/29/2017 | Self/Vanity
    Nicolas Dupont-Aignan of the Gaullist Debout la France party appeared on France 2 television last night to announce an agreement of support of Marine Le Pen in the second round of France's presidential election a week from tomorrow. Dupont-Aignan picked up 4.7 percent of the popular vote in the first round of the presidential election. He joined Le Pen at an appearance in Paris a few hours ago. Le Pen said she would nominate Dupont-Aignan as Prime Minister if she is elected president. BFM TV was hyping the two (Le Pen and Dupont-Aignan) as "Le Ticket". Nigel Farage has describes...
  • France election: Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen workers

    04/27/2017 2:36:25 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/26/2017 | BBC
    French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has been heckled by factory workers in Amiens after a visit by his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. Ms. Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival by turning up to speak to the workers as he met their union representatives a few miles away.... This was a neat publicity coup for Marine Le Pen. As Emmanuel Macron was holding talks at the local chamber of commerce, the National Front leader made an unannounced visit to the picket line at the Whirlpool factory where she was greeted with enthusiasm by may of the striking workers. She told...
  • France’s Macron Booed By Factory Workers Chanting ‘Marine President!’

    04/26/2017 6:40:55 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-26-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Globalist French President candidate Emmanuel Macron faced animosity from workers at a Whirlpool plant facing closure during a campaign visit after anti-mass migration candidate Marine Le Pen made a surprise visit hours earlier. What started as a planned campaign stop to visit the union bosses of a Whirlpool plant facing closure in Amiens ended in disaster for Mr. Macron after a surprise visit from his presidential rival. Mr. Macron was shoved and shouted at by workers who may lose their jobs as the factory is scheduled to be relocated to Poland next June French broadcaster BFMTV reports. The 39-year-old Presidential...
  • France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

    04/24/2017 1:47:31 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/24/2017 | BBC
    Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of the National Front (FN) party. The move comes just a day after she reached the second round of the French election, where she will face centrist Emmanuel Macron. Ms. Le Pen told French TV she needed to be above partisan considerations. She told France 2 that France was approaching a "decisive moment"..... Ms. Le Pen used her interview to launch a blistering attack on Mr. Macron, saying his policies would lead to savage globalization and massive immigration, and that he had not shown...