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Gee I wonder if the Kremlin financing her campaign has anything to do with that one.

 

Marine Le Pen's party, the National Front, was founded by her father-- after France lost the colonial Algerian War of Independence--to develop and organize political hatred against Arab Muslims in France.

 

Madame Le Pen, as head of that party, has no sympathy or concern for any of those gassed and dying babies or adults in Syria because they were Arab Muslims.

 

She claims to have cleaned up the hate spewed forth by the National Front for decades, while her father was leading it, but she has simply put a screen over it. Hate is still there in the foundation and in the leadership.

 

Putin supports Assad,as a dictator torturing his own people, just as he himself is he's trying to regain the former Soviet domination in Eastern Europe, to torture those people.

 

NATO is obviously a roadblock to this - -the National Front has found a partner in Hate with Vladimir Putin.

 

Going back to an Eastern European Soviet Bloc is not a good move for France or any other Western European country.

 

Marine Le Pen loves Hate more than she loves France.

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Vote in Turkey on Powers for Erdogan Reveals Sharp Divisions-

 

"....Turks who voted on Sunday to give implicit support for Mr. Erdogan’s style of authoritarian leadership, and explicit approval for a new political system that will formally bestow sweeping powers on his office from 2019.

 

Turkey’s main opposition party is demanding a recount after voting irregularities were reported in Sunday’s referendum, which Mr. Erdogan won by 51.3 percent to 48.7.....

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/world/europe/turkey-referendum-erdogan.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

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Turkey’s Vote Makes Erdoğan Effectively a Dictator-

 

"The vast new powers granted to Erdoğan—wide control over the judiciary, broad powers to make law by decree, the abolition of the office of the Prime Minister and of Turkey’s parliamentary system—effectively makes him a dictator....

 

Turks campaigning against the referendum were attacked and even shot at. For much of the past year, Erdoğan’s government has been working to stamp out what remained of the democratic opposition to his rule. Since July, some forty thousand people have been detained, including a hundred and fifty journalists. A hundred thousand government employees have been fired, and a hundred and seventy-nine television stations, newspapers, and other media outlets have been closed. Many opposition leaders are in jail. That’s not an environment conducive to asking a populace what it wants....

 

Erdoğan has used one trumped-up enemy after another to justify his drive for absolute power. In 2013 came the Gezi Park protests, where Turkish police cracked down on peaceful demonstrators, killing several people and injuring thousands more.

Then, last July, Erdoğan beat back an attempted military coup against him, then exploited the crisis to neutralize any remaining opposition.

Erdoğan’s strongman tactics worked in no small part because of the acquiescence of the United States and Europe,

 

“Democracy is like a train,’’ Erdoğan was said to have remarked. “You get off once you’ve reached your destination.”

 

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/turkeys-vote-makes-erdogan-effectively-a-dictator?mbid=social_facebook

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It’s France’s Turn to Worry About Election Meddling by Russia-

 

“The Return of Fillon to the Head of Opinion Polls,” declared the bold headline, contradicting other French polls suggesting that the onetime favorite had fallen to third or even fourth place as he battled corruption charges.

As it happens, Mr. Fillon’s lead in the polls existed only in a world of alternative facts shared by the French-language service of Sputnik, a state-funded Russian news operation with the motto “Telling the Untold.”

For weeks, Sputnik and a second Russian outfit, the new French-language arm of RT, a Kremlin-funded television station, have published reports that critics characterized as “Telling the Untrue” but that fans welcomed as a breath of contrarian fresh air.

 

The broader question as France charges toward the first round of the presidential election on Sunday, however, is what exactly lies behind what looks to many, particularly supporters of the liberal front-runner, Emmanuel Macron, like a replay of Russia’s interference in the presidential election in the United States last year.....

 

Russia, or at least its state-controlled news media, has been backing two horses in the French race. One is Mr. Fillon, who, while prime minister from 2007 to 2012, struck up a friendship with Vladimir V. Putin,....

Russia’s other preferred candidate is Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front party who traveled to Moscow last month for a meeting with Mr. Putin, whom she openly admires. Her party, traditionally hostile to the United States and the European Union, has received millions of dollars in loans from Russian banks.

 

Mr. Macron, on the other hand, is the most enthusiastically pro-European Union candidate in the race, and Russia has been seeking to undermine and divide the union.....

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/world/europe/french-election-russia.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur

 

 

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AP Europe‏Verified account @AP_Europe 3h3 hours ago

 

Some don't share Le Pen's views, but France's rust belt voters say they'll back her to shake the establishment http://apne.ws/2pvlXfm

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Considering how many French Jews were Holocausted-- sent by the collaboration French government during World War II to die in Nazi death camps - -

 

she certainly would be the candidate that would scare a number of Jewish French people, because of the anti-Semitic hatred spilling forth from her political party.

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Let's see if I get this straight - the top two contenders for President of France are:

 

1. A dull middle of the road candidate with a somewhat eyebrow raising family life.

 

2. A person who rages against the elites in spite of being somebody with a great deal of inherited wealth, who appeals to the chronically unemployed by demonizing immigrants saying they are coming to take your jobs and brutalize your women.

 

All the while the press laughs at the possibility of candidate #2 winning.Where have I heard this before? Hmmmmmm.

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The next Prime Minister of France:

 

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(Remember, I predicted Theresa May when many of you were insisting that Boris would be the next British PM).

 

Back in February, I predicted that Mr. Macron would be the next Prime Minister of France. I stand by that prediction. 

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"Independent candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France’s presidential election Sunday with 23.7 percent of the vote, followed by far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen, who finished second with 21.7 percent, according to early exit polls.

 

François Fillon, the center-right Republicans candidate, and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far-left candidate, tied for third place with 19.5 percent of the vote. Benoît Hamon, the Socialist candidate, trailed with 6.2 percent. As the top-two vote-getters, Macron and Le Pen are now expected to advance to the May 7 runoff.

 

Opinion polls predict Macron would win that contest, though the turnout in the second round could impact the outcome...

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/liveblogs/2017/04/europe-elections/513677/16236/?utm_source=atlfb

 

 

France's next leader: centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen.......

 

https://www.apnews.com/e1534bfda3cf427daa8b495e03a0f8be/France's-next-leader:-centrist-Macron-vs.-far-right-Le-Pen

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Back in February, I predicted that Mr. Macron would be the next Prime Minister of France. I stand by that prediction.

Swith--Monsieur Macron is running in the runoff election to be President of the Republic of France.

 

The president of the Republic appoints the prime minister. Traditionally the Prime Minister should be selected from the party who has the majority in the National Assembly. Or, as in a parliamentary system, the party who has a majority within a coalition.

 

Occasionally the party of the president and the party of the Prime Minister are from two different parties that are not in a coalition. This is called a cohabitation government.

 

Macron, a former member of the Socialist Party, has started his own party, but before doing so, he called himself an independent.

 

Félicitations, Mon Cher Swith

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Swith--Monsieur Macron is running in the runoff election to be President of the Republic of France.

 

The president of the Republic appoints the prime minister. Traditionally the Prime Minister should be selected from the party who has the majority in the National Assembly. Or, as in a parliamentary system, the party who has a majority within a coalition.

 

Occasionally the party of the president and the party of the Prime Minister are from two different parties that are not in a coalition. This is called a cohabitation government.

 

Macron, a former member of the Socialist Party, has started his own party, but before doing so, he called himself an independent.

 

Félicitions, Mon Cher Swith

 

Thanks, I was still thinking of Mrs. May!

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Swith--Monsieur Macron is running in the runoff election to be President of the Republic of France.

 

The president of the Republic appoints the prime minister. Traditionally the Prime Minister should be selected from the party who has the majority in the National Assembly. Or, as in a parliamentary system, the party who has a majority within a coalition.

 

Occasionally the party of the president and the party of the Prime Minister are from two different parties that are not in a coalition. This is called a cohabitation government.

 

Macron, a former member of the Socialist Party, has started his own party, but before doing so, he called himself an independent.

 

Félicitations, Mon Cher Swith

Thanks, I was still thinking of Mrs. May!

 

Swith--

 

Speaking of Mrs. May--and this goes with the subject of the thread--what do you think of this surprise election in Britain?

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I'm amused by how many party names seem to come and go

in France .La France insoumise is a new one. Who knows

how long it will last. The candidate didn't make the cutoff.

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I'm amused by how many party names seem to come and go

in France .La France insoumise is a new one. Who knows

how long it will last. The candidate didn't make the cutoff.

 

That reminds me of what de Gaulle used to say about governing his French people:

 

"How can anyone govern a nation that has 246 different kinds of cheeses?"

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