French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen says she has called Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him on his victory and says the vote confirms her National Front party and its allies as the leader of France’s opposition. Continue reading “Defeated Le Pen congratulates Macron”
The move appears to be a way of embracing a wider range of voters
Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has announced she is temporarily stepping down as leader of the Front National to concentrate on her presidential bid.
The move appears to be a way of embracing a wider range of voters ahead of her runoff against Emmanuel Macron.
She had previously said she is not a candidate of her party and the policy platform she stood was hers and not reflective of the Front National.
“Tonight, I am no longer the president of the National Front. I am the presidential candidate,” Ms Le Pen said on French public television news.
This report was originally published in Independent U.K. can can reach at
Marine Le Pen temporarily steps down as Front National
The National Front leader led a chorus of the French national anthem as she vowed to curb mass immigration, implement tighter border controls and restore France’s Continue reading “Marine Le Pen : ‘I will stop mass immigration and free the French people”
By Chloe Farand The Independent 0013 23 April 2017
First results give the Front National leader against Emmanuel Macron in the second round .
Marine Le Pen is expected to make it through to the second round of the French presidential election, the first results suggest.
This would be the second time the Front National makes it to the final round of a presidential election after the party’s founder Jean-Marie Le Pen went head to head with conservative Jacques Chirac in 2002.
Ms Le Pen had been trailing behind Mr Macron in the polls.
The last polling stations closed at 8pm local time and the final results are expected later this evening.
By 21 South News Staff | 2331 22 April 2017
French Presidential Election Kick Off
First round of Presidential election is Kick Off amid high security after Paris police shot dead by ISIS member. 47 Million people are voting for their new president and future of
fifth largest economy of the world. Continue reading “French election 2017: Marine Le Pen leading the race as polls open”
Angelique Chrisafis | The Guardian in Paris Backstage at a rally in southern France in the early days of the presidential race, Marine Le Pen took a puff on the electronic cigarette that has replaced her two-packets-a-day tobacco habit. “I’m going to run a joyful campaign,” she smiled. Continue reading “Make France Great Again”