Defeated Le Pen congratulates Macron

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”

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‘What is France?’: How Le Pen and Macron see their country very differently

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen couldn’t offer two more strikingly different views of France, it’s almost as if they’re talking about two different countries. So what does France look like to each candidate, if we study their campaign speeches and interviews.

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Marine Le Pen temporarily steps down as Front National leader to concentrate on presidential bid

Shehab Khan | Independent U.K. | 1320 24 April 2017 

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.

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French election: Marine Le Pen wins through to final showdown with Emmanuel Macron on May 7

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.

 The leader of the far-right Front National is on track to win 21.7per cent of the votes behind Emmanuel Macron, who received 23.7 per cent of the votes.

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.

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French election 2017: Marine Le Pen leading the race as polls open

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”

Make France Great Again

  | 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”