CNN: France urged to reject Le Pen in presidential vote runoff
France’s defeated political establishment has begun to rally against far-right leader Marine Le Pen as she goes head-to-head against political novice Emmanuel Macron in the final race for the French presidency. Hollande — whose ratings have been in the doldrums for several years now — said on Monday he would vote for Macron.
François Fillon, the mainstream Republican candidate whose campaign foundered amid corruption allegations, emerged swiftly from his defeat with words of support for Macron.
ABC News: Le Pen sees French presidential vote ‘surprise’
Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says there could be a “very big surprise” when the French cast their ballots May 7 in the final round to choose a new leader, and she wins.
Le Pen said on TF1 TV on Tuesday that “there is a revolt of the people against the elite” seen in Britain’s Brexit vote and in the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. She contends Macron’s plan for France amounts to “fratricide” because, she says, it pits people and companies against each other, with the strongest winning
Boston Herald: France’s Le Pen says the people revolting against the elite
Far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen said Tuesday that people are revolting against the elite and predicted that could translate into a “very big surprise” when ballots are cast May 7 in France’s final round to choose a new leader — and it will be her.
THE SUN: RACIST RANT Senior aide to French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen convicted of racism for saying there are too many Muslim kids in France
Menard, the 63-year-old Mayor of Beziers – a National Front stronghold in the south of France, was fined the equivalent of £1,700 following the conviction, but is expected to appeal. Such actions have impressed the National Front hierarchy, including Ms Le Pen, who took advice on how to spread her fiercely anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant message. Ms Le Pen desperately tries to distance herself from the National Front’s xenophobic image.