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Sunday, April 23, 2017

French Election update

French centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen have qualified for the second round in the French presidential election with 23.7 percent and 21.7 percent of the vote respectively.


Look for the losing candidates to consolidate their support around Macron. There is probably little or no chance of Le Pen winning outright, but it's still a blow to global liberalism, when another far right candidate sneaks into relevance.

Ultimately many people are trying to pit this as being "Europe vs France" with the expectation that most French care more about the greater European good, than they do about the national good of France. The support for Le Pen is almost unanimously a "France first" (or our country first) vote, which ironically is considered a backwards vote in 2017 by most everyone left of center. It's not hard to see how easy it can be to exploit the politicians who openly cater to the interests of world citizens over the interests of their own.

7 comments:

opie said...

Shocking, the polls called that outcome pretty accurately.

KD, Leftist lost in France said...

The left has no one running , France moved sharply center right to right yesterday.

Commonsense said...

Macron will probably win the runoff. The French won't give up socialism lite so easily.

oopse said...

Market reacted pretty well this morning with this outcome. At least some people in france see extremists are bad. The old saying from france in primaries you vote with your heart, in the real election, vote with your head. Something the right will soon find out here.

Commonsense said...
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Commonsense said...

Well this is one thing France have in common in America. Spoiled, snowflake leftists who throw a temper tantrum when they lose.

French presidential election: Leftist protesters grow violent after results come in

Police detained 29 people in Paris on Sunday after “anti-fascist” demonstrators became violent – hurling glass bottles and firecrackers and setting cars ablaze.

Six officers and three demonstrators were injured during the protests at the Place de la Bastille. Several businesses sustained damage, Agence-France Presse reported. At least three people were arrested.

opie said...

What does the faux headline really mean?????

"Many of the left-wing protesters said they were angry at the first-round results of the presidential election in which centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen emerged as the two top vote getters."

My guess again, you just post shit and hope it supports your bias, which in this case means shit. LOL It seems menstral thinks free speech in france does not exist and no one can express discord. . Oh well...