Young First Time Voters Explain Why they Are Choosing Le Pen
Anti-mass migration French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has increasingly attracted young voters and two first-time voters explain why she appeals to them.
The two 18-year-olds are casting their first vote for a French president and both Sacha T. and Baptiste L. are casting their ballots for Marine Le Pen. The pair are part of a growing trend of French youth rejecting the traditional parties of France feeling like neither the socialists or the conservative republicans speak to them Liberationreports.
Sacha T., a second-year student of history and political science, says that he comes from a traditional family who are,”far right on anything that is a social subject,” and was involved in the pro-traditional family movement La Manif Pour Tous, who recently slammed globalist candidate Emmanuel Macron as being “anti-family.”
A vote for Le Pen will also, “benefit us from a security point of view. What is happening at the moment: the refugee crisis and the attacks,” he said. When asked about how he felt supporting the Front National, who have been called “racist” and “anti-semitic” by the French establishment, Sacha said the party is neither racist nor anti-semitic.
For Sacha, a vote for Le Pen is a vote for, “sovereign government and fiscal, monetary, agricultural, economic and immigration independence.”
Baptiste L. was formerly a supporter of conservative Republican candidate Francois Fillon, who following a number of scandals during the campaign, was unable to make it past the first round. The philosophy student said that his choice of Le Pen was mostly a vote against Macron and his globalist policies.
“On all matters of sovereignty or identity, there I particularly join with her program,” he said noting that he was less sure about her economic policies. “We have a will to remain France, and therefore a desire for identity or nationalism.”
The 18-year-old is also not convinced of the official polling saying that he has seen several polls showing the candidates much closer to each other. While he currently supports Le Pen, Baptiste said that he likes her ally Nicolas Dupont-Aignan even more and said his long-term plan was to help the Gaullist politician who he sees as a “true sovereigntist.”
In France and across Europe more and more young people are flocking to populist patriotic parties and movements. Acros, Europe the hipster-right Identitarian youth movement, which was formed in France, has rapidly grown in France, Austria and Germany. The group have staged several large-scale protests in Vienna, Berlin and Paris against mass migration and Islamisation.
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FARAGE OFFICIALLY ENDORSES LE PEN: ‘IF SHE FAILS, SHE WILL WIN IN 2022’
‘I’m supporting Marine Le Pen’ announces Brexit mastermind
May 4, 2017
Brexit architect Nigel Farage has officially thrown his support behind French presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, as Sunday’s final round of voting approaches.
“I’m supporting Marine Le Pen, and if she fails this year, she will win in 2022,” wrote Farage in an editorial penned for the Daily Telegraph, assuming that if the French are not quite ready to embrace nationalism in the interest of self-preservation, they will be after five more years of globalist strip-mining and open borders.
Farage admits that he never favored an alliance between Le Pen’s party, Front National, and his own, UKIP, due to some of the more extreme views of Marine’s father, but that she has brought about a transformation of Front National that has earned his enthusiastic support.
“At no point in time did I want Ukip to do a deal with the French National Front,” Farage said. “The party’s roots were deep in Vichy and I believed anti-Semitism was embedded in its DNA. All this made it the wrong place for Ukip to be.”
“Then, in January 2011, an overwhelming vote of FN members saw Marine Le Pen become leader – beating Holocaust-denying Bruno Gollnisch.”
“From the start, she wanted the FN to be more like Ukip than the [British National Party.] I was told that this would be a nightmare for me,” he went on. “It was always monstrous that she should be judged in the image of her father – an accusation many still make today.”
Farage went on to refute the smears of the mainstream media, who never fail to tag Le Pen with the ‘far-right extremist’ slur – one they often slap on the likes of Farage and Donald Trump, for simply being opposed to globalism and tidal waves of Third World migrants pouring into the West.
“There is nothing she has said in this entire election campaign that I find unreasonable or extreme,” said Farage. “Indeed, she has a more rational line on Islam than many Eurosceptic parties across the Continent.”
“She is a sincere Eurosceptic, and under her the FN is about sovereignty, not race.”
“Marine has met virtually all of my previous conditions,” he concluded.
Farage has worked tirelessly for many years to battle the European establishment, and his own endorsement of Le Pen should stand as a clear indicator of what is truly at stake in this election, as the champion of the status quo has been openly identified.
Emmanuel Macron, former Rothschild banker and protege of current president, François Hollande, is the establishment candidate – one who will work in concert with Angela Merkel to continue to destroy Europe and degrade French economy, security, and identity.
“I would be pleased should Emmanuel Macron win, because he stands for a consistent, pro-European policy,” said Merkel earlier this week.
In a heated debate on Wednesday, Le Pen demolished Macron with a single proclamation: “Either way, France will be led by a woman; either me or Madame Merkel.”
Le Pen has trailed in the polls, but continues to gain ground, and if failed predictions about the U.S. presidential election are any indicator, then Le Pen’s chances are promising.
“The divide is no longer between the left and right but between patriots and globalists.” – Marine Le Pen
Le Pen Pelted With Eggs, Keeps Smiling
Populist French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been pelted with eggs as she arrived at a public appearance on the campaign trail in Brittany.
Arriving in Dol-de-Bretagne, just days ahead of the final second round vote, the populist candidate was met by protesters brandishing signs and shouting: “Out with the fascists.”
One launched a barrage of eggs at Mrs Le Pen and her entourage, causing her to duck for cover.
She reportedly appeared relatively undeterred and unshaken, however, and continued smiling as she was promptly taken indoors by her bodyguards.
The incident comes after her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron attacked Mrs Le Pen as a “parasite” and “liar” who risked throwing the nation into civil war during a heated TV debate last night.
Over the weekend, a number of policemen were injured by violent, anti-Le Pen protesters at demonstrations in Paris.
Hooded left-wing thugs were filmed throwing petrol bombs at police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. At one point, a burning shopping trolley was wheeled towards officers.