France’s Next President?

23 Apr

There is growing concern that the Far-Right voters may decide who becomes France’s next president.

Anti-immigration crusader Marine Le Pen’s (daughter of former paratrooper and National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen) achieved record first-round score which has jolted the race between Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande and incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

In Sunday’s 10-candidate first round, Francois Hollande beat Nicolas Sarkozy by a 1.5% margin (28.6% and 27.1%, respectively) but Marine Le Pen achieved 18.0% (the biggest result for a far-right candidate).

Marine Le Pen told cheering supporters, “The battle of France has only just begun,”


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